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The tide is turning against Brexit

Support for Brexit is dwindling amongst the general public—and could move further if things are deemed to go badly at the end of the year

By Peter Kellner   December 2020

Pro-leave banners outside the houses of Parliment on 29 October 2019 in London, UK © Jay Shaw Baker/NurPhoto/Prospect

Once upon a time—a very specific time—British voters overwhelmingly rejected euroscepticism. In November 1990, a Gallup poll found that 56 per cent regarded membership of the European Union as a good thing; only 13 per cent said it was a bad thing. Never before, or since, has the EU been so popular.

For older readers, November 1990 might ring a bell. It was the month of Margaret Thatcher’s defenestration.…

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