Readers of The Engineer did not reflect the national poll for membership of the EU, narrowly backing remaining within the Union.
The results of our poll, which had 1,364 respondents, were almost exactly the reverse of the national result, with 53 per cent backing remaining within the EU and 43 per cent backing Brexit. Just 4 per cent of respondent were undecided.
Uncertainty is still dominating the picture nationally, with Sterling and shares both losing value steeply on the markets and Prime Minister David Cameron announcing his resignation in the autumn. Industry and academia have called on the government to work to protect as many of the advantages of EU membership as possible.
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