While arch-leftist columnist Polly Toynbee is fulminating openly in the Guardian newspaper about how Britain is “now a remain nation”, polling data reveals Brexit has never been more popular.
A number of successive polls have revealed Brexit – usually under-represented by pollsters – continues to be more popular than remaining in the European Union. Crucially, a “hard” Brexit – one on World Trade Organization terms without a bespoke EU-UK trade deal – is also increasing in popularity.
In the above survey cited by Professor Matthew Goodwin at the University of Kent, not only is Brexit more popular (55.5 per cent vs 44.5 per cent) but a public will for a hard ‘No Deal’ Brexit appears to be increasing.
Of those polled, 33.1 per cent say they now want a hard Brexit, contrasted with 9.6 per cent who preferred Theresa May’s ‘Withdrawal Agreement’ style of leaving, and 12.8 per cent who want to leave but in even softer terms.
Amongst Leavers, a hard Brexit commands 59.3 per cent of support, and even 6.5 per cent of Remainers say they would take a hard Brexit as their preferred option.