The UK is largely divided on the subject of whether to leave the European Union, with 50 percent wanting to leave and 47 percent wanting to stay, according to an opinion poll conducted by pollster Survation.

The poll was conducted on behalf of the ‘out’ campaign between the 9th and the 11th of November, an surveyed 2,007 Britons. It is the first set of poll results since Prime Minister David Cameron laid out his specific demands for reform earlier this week, which include changes to welfare benefits for migrants and economic safeguards for European countries outside the Euro.

Cameron has said that, if the reforms are accepted, he will “campaign with all my heart and soul to keep Britain inside a reformed European Union”. However, if they are not, he has not ruled out the possibility of a ‘Brexit’.

The future doesn’t look bright for Cameron; European Council President Donald Tusk has since commented on his demands, saying that they were ‘very tough’ and that it will be ‘difficult to find an agreement’ before December, when the EU leaders will meet at a summit.

However, sceptics say that Cameron’s demands do not go far enough, with former Tory cabinet minister John Redwood said Mr Cameron should be asking for “much more” and backbencher Bernard Jenkin asking simply “is that it?”.

The referendum must take place before the end of 2017, where the future of Britain and Europe will be decided by the British public.

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