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Exclusive poll: public now thinks EU referendum was “unfair and illegitimate”

Plus: many more Britons now think Brexit is weakening our place in the world, than think it is strengthening it

By Tom Clark   December 2018

The public is no longer convinced that the Brexit referendum was “fair and legitimate,” according to a new Deltapoll survey, exclusively for Prospect. Days after the controversial bank-roller of the Leave.EU campaign, Arron Banks, was referred to the National Crime Agency, it finds that 42 per cent of voters look back on the referendum as “unfair and illegitimate” against just 38 per cent who think the reverse.

The government, from the prime minister down, has argued since 2016 that whatever side of the referendum people were on they accept the result,…

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