EU referendum: Most mechanical engineers back Remain but 60 per cent say EU bureaucracy is detrimental to UK manufacturing and engineering
10th June 2016
A majority of mechanical engineers back the UK's membership of the EU as it gives better access to markets, but are concerned about EU bureaucracy hampering UK manufacturing and engineering.
A survey of 2,765 members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) found 56 per cent support staying in the EU, compared with 27 per cent who want to leave. Some 17 per cent are undecided.
However, the figures compare to a similar survey in 2015 which found 72 per cent supported the UK's continued EU membership, with 24 per cent wanting to leave.
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