Doughty – No wonder voters are becoming increasingly pessimistic about economic impact of Brexit

New Guardian/ICM polling data shows the British public are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the economic consequences of Brexit.

According to the data, “voters are more likely to think that the impact of Brexit will be negative than positive. They are particularly likely to think it will be bad for their personal finances (14% positive, 32% negative, making a net rating of -18), but they also think it will have a negative impact on the economy (net -15) and on life in Britain generally (net -7).”

 

Commenting, Stephen Doughty MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“It’s no wonder voters are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the economic impact of Brexit, as we already know households are £900 worse off and that the UK has slipped to the bottom of the GDP growth table for developed countries, and that’s before we’ve even left.

“It’s becoming increasingly clear that the public can see that the Brexit promises of the likes of Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are not going to be delivered.

“With the fantasy promises of Brexit melting away, and the public increasingly pessimistic about the economic consequences, we need a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.”

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Notes to editors

More on this polling can be read here. (12:53)