EU referendum words to change

The Government has agreed to change the wording of the EU independence referendum question.

The referendum will be held by the end of 2017 and the vote was put in law by the EU Referendum Bill earlier this year, with the British public set to be asked “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?”

However, the Electoral Commission warned that the wording could be perceived as biased towards remaining in the EU. As a result, it proposed asking instead: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”

The Government has agreed to amend the wording in line with the EC’s recommendations.