New Portland/YouGov polling on public attitudes towards a Brexit “transition” or “implementation” period has been published. It provides new insight into the constraints public opinion is placing on the Government, as it seeks to negotiate the UK’s exit from the EU.
Half of voters want the UK to stop paying money to the EU the moment we leave, new polling reveals. Continuing to pay into EU funds during a transition period “would not be acceptable” to 48% of voters. Only 31% think such payments would be “acceptable”.
Conducted by YouGov, the polling shows:
In addition, likely features of any transition period face considerable opposition:
At the same time, 58% say maintaining barrier-free access to the single market would be acceptable during a transition period, with only 17% saying this would be unacceptable.
This new research is launched alongside “Destination Brexit”, a Portland publication featuring contributions from heavyweights including former Justice Secretary Michael Gove and former Foreign Minister of Poland Radek Sikorski, which explores how the UK can secure a good Brexit deal.
YouGov’s polling tables are available here.
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