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In calling her snap election, the PM said: "The country is coming together but Westminster is not." But no election can change the fact that the country remains split down the middle on Brexit

By Martin Boon   June 2017

The Brexit election?

It’s the biggest question, but only for half the country

The Conservatives want to make this a one-issue Brexit election, whereas Labour seems to want to make it about every issue other than that. The voters are somewhere between the two. More people name Brexit than any other issue as the most important consideration in casting their vote—32 per cent of those expressing a preference, compared with just 20 per cent for the NHS and 13 per cent for the often-dominant question of jobs, prices and wages. Add…

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