Sunday, 3 February 2019

The British meant what they said, more or less

“If the UK does not change its position would you support or oppose the UK leaving without a deal?”

Support 41%; oppose 44%; don’t know 16%. 

“How about a softer Brexit in these circumstances?” 

Support 40%; oppose 35%; don’t know 25%.

The most remarkable and important thing that has happened in Great Britain since the Brexit referendum is that public opinion is little changed on the subject. This has hugely surprised me and Remainers. It is why demands for a second referendum (and by implication remaining in the EU) are not winning support, despite the intense establishment desire not to leave the EU. 

“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?'

'To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.'

'The dog did nothing in the night-time.' 

'That was the curious incident,' remarked Sherlock Holmes.”

1 comment:

  1. Labour slump gives Tories biggest lead since general election

    The Conservatives have recorded their biggest lead since the last general election after support for Labour slumped by six points, according to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer.

    Labour’s support fell from 40% in the last poll to 34%, while Tory support went up from 37% to 41%. It comes despite continued infighting within the government over Brexit, including a record parliamentary defeat for the prime minister over her proposed deal.

    The poll shows that voters remain deeply divided about what to do if MPs fail to agree a deal. In those circumstances, 43% think Brexit should be delayed and that a public vote should be held on what to do next. However, 42% think the UK should simply leave the European Union with no deal in March.