- Safeguarding European culture is an issue shared by many throughout the EU. On average 50.6% of European nationals believe that safeguarding European culture in all its forms (art, cinema etc.) ought to be an essential priority for the Union. Here in the UK, we were close to the Community average with 47.7% in favour where the idea of preserving European culture is supported.
- George Orwell, in the Lion and the Unicorn, considers "liberty of the individual" to be a national characteristic of Britain. With a poll taken concerning the loss of identity and culture, the UK with 65.9% is least anxious about the future of our language. Our language is a part of our identity and the likelihood is that the rest of Europe will lose more of their own identity choosing English as the language of choice.