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Ahead of the European elections, polling shows Brits identify more with “Leave” or “Remain” than with the main parties

Research by Populus suggests that British people are more likely to identify with their stance on Brexit than with the main parties—posing a particular challenge for Labour and the Conservatives

By Prospect Team  

A protester wearing a hat adorned in Union flags outside Westminster, London. Photo: PA

Ahead of the European Parliamentary elections next week, parties have a decision to make: will they appeal to people’s views on Brexit, or to their party alliances?

If new research by Populus is anything to go by, it’s the former that matters more. In a new poll of British adults, they found that 88 per cent of the public identify as either a “Remainer” or a “Leaver”—while only 66 per cent of people identify with one of…

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