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Replies flood in on Euro currency debate

The Western Morning News has received more than 3,000 replies to its Euro referendum.

Readers are being invited to cut out a referendum form and tick a choice of Britain joining the single European currency either “Never” or “When the economic conditions are right”.

The form is being printed every day this month with the result declared in October.

The paper said the number of replies received so far show that “there can be no doubt over the strength of feeling over the single European currency debate”.

Editor Barrie Williams said at the launch of the referendum: “On most issues, as regular readers will know, we take up a clear and unequivocal position and we stick to it. But as far as the euro is concerned, we recognise both sides of the argument and prefer to let our readers express their own opinions.

“The Western Morning News has around 120,000 readers.

“Many of them will never have expressed their views on this or any other issue through our columns.

“We want to hear from as many of them as possible in this unique euro vote, to get a true picture of the views of the Westcountry in this crucial issue.

“We know a newspaper vote can never be a foolproof way of gauging a region’s view on any one issue. But we believe it is an extremely valuable means of judging the mood of the people.”

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