EU referendum - Gloucester residents torn on vote
DAVID Cameron's support for a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union has been criticised for risking the country's economy.
But many Euro sceptics say pulling out of the EU would cut red-tape that is restricting business growth and costing the country billions every year.
The Citizen asked the people of Gloucester how they would vote.
Tom Frier, 25, from Cheltenham would vote to stay in.
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"Being part of a wider European community brings strength and stability and develops trade links," he said.
Sam Smart, 22, from Gloucester, would also vote to stay in the EU. He said: "We would lose the support of America if we opted out and we can't afford to do that now as it would put them off investing in Britain."
Gordon Webb, 67, from Gloucester wants out of the EU.
"Immigration has got out of control since we joined and it has ruined the NHS, we can't afford to let Romania join the EU as well," he said.
Kayte Bond from Cheltenham would also vote out of the EU.
"We should not be ruled by Brussels or America, we would survive on our own again," she said.
Yvonne Twilley, 69, from Gloucester would also vote against staying in.
"Britain has lost its identity since joining. Why should we listen to Brussels," she said.
Mike Fox, 71, from Tredworth said: "I think we should be out of Europe completely. We have the manpower to survive on our own."