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Huge shift in public opinion towards remaining in the EU

August 12, 2018 4:07 PM

Groundbreaking research shows Brexit is still not inevitable.

People across the UK have witnessed the last two years of uncertainty with dismay and are thinking differently. According to research carried out jointly by Best for Britain and Hope not Hate, 112 constituencies now have a majority of people that back staying in the EU.

Here's the facts:

  1. There is now a majority of constituencies for staying in the EU in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales and in England almost half of all constituencies back staying in.
  2. The shift is caused by Leave voters who backed Labour in 2017 moving to Remain, particularly in the North of England and Wales.
  3. Well over half of all constituencies are now remain. Analysis shows there are now 341 seats with majority Remain support and just 291 majority Leave.

Hope Not Hate's CEO Nick Lowles said "The rate of change appears to be quickening as the realities of what Brexit would mean become apparent and the fears of a No Deal Brexit grow, especially for Labour Leave voters. Politicians need to stop squabbling amongst themselves and do what's best for our country, and that includes understanding that public opinion has changed."

A fuller report can be read in the Observer of 12 August 2018