Cameron debates future of the UK in EU

The 2014 Northern Meeting Forum. No 10/Flickr

The 2014 Northern Meeting Forum. No 10/Flickr

David Cameron will be debating the UK’s future in the European Union today in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Mr Cameron is expected to warn against a Brexit (British exit) from the European Union. Along with leaders from other EU nations such as Denmark, Sweden and Finland, Mr Cameron will be meeting with the leaders from Iceland and Norway who are part of the European Economic Area (EEA) but not in the EU.

Although Iceland and Norway benefit from the EEA, they are not subject to the EU rules, however Mr Cameron is expected to say that this arrangement will not work for the UK.

The EU discussion comes on the back of a recently released report which highlighted that just 15% of Brits identify themselves as European. The report released by NatCen Social Research (the UK’s largest independent social research agency) also revealed that only 9% of Scots describe themselves as European.

The study, released today, also showed that the Brits are less likely to embrace any sense of European identify.

Table from the "Do we feel European and does it matter?" report from Nat6Cen Soical Research

Table from the “Do we feel European and does it matter?” report from NatCen Soical Research.

The Northern Future Forum begins tonight with a reception for the delegates, and discussions will be start tomorrow in Iceland’s capital.

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