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Britons favour hard Brexit, poll suggests.

Britons, whether having voted Remain or Leave in the 2016 EU referendum, are now united behind a full, clean cut Brexit, research from Oxford/LSE universities shows (August 2017). The poll of 3,000 indicates that 67% of the sample prefer no deal to any so-called ‘soft Brexit’, and 68% support a full Brexit over a watered down version put forward by some Remainers.

It implies that Leavers are united in strongly favouring a ‘hard Brexit’ because they are generally more likely to oppose any deal that involves continued freedom of movement of people, jurisdiction of the ECJ, and an expensive ‘divorce settlement’.

Overall, this means that taken together there are higher levels of support for outcomes that resemble the ‘hard Brexit’ position put forward by the government.

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