Streeting – New poll shows Government should prioritise economy in Brexit talks

More voters want the Government to focus on trade in the Brexit talks than want it to focus on cutting immigration, a new Ipsos-Mori poll has found.

The poll, reported in the Evening Standard, found 49% of British voters prioritise access to the Single Market, against 41% who prioritise immigration.

Commenting, Wes Streeting MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said: 

“This important poll shows Ministers that their ideological prioritising of immigration cuts over economic prosperity does not command public support.

“Given the choice, the British people would rather retain the closest-possible trade links with our biggest market and protect jobs than sacrifice jobs on the altar of immigration control. 

“A Brexit deal that keeps Britain in the Single Market and the Customs Union, so protecting our economy, would clearly enjoy public support. It is an option the Government must put back on the table.”

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Notes to editors:

The Evening Standard/Ipsos-Mori poll is reported here: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/brits-keener-on-single-market-access-than-full-immigration-control-brexit-poll-shows-a3594611.html