Umunna – As Brexit promises are broken voters “want to keep options open”

The Guardian have published a poll this evening that shows 47% of voters in favour of a further referendum once the terms of the UK’s departure are known, with 34% opposed.

The poll also shows a significant shift amongst Labour voters towards opposing Brexit.

Commenting, Chuka Umunna MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

“It is clear a majority of the British public and an even greater proportion of Labour voters want to keep our options open.

“As more facts about Brexit and its consequences become known, more and more voters are deciding that the promises they were made in the Brexit referendum are going to be broken.

“As the Presidents of the EU Commission and Council made clear last week, Brexit is not inevitable.

“If the British people don’t like the deal on the table at the end of this process, they are entitled to change their minds. The EU would welcome us back with open arms.” 

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Notes to editors

The Guardian’s report of the poll can be read here: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/26/britons-favour-second-referendum-brexit-icm-poll