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03 Dec 2021

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Politics and Society

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Public opinion and Brexit: Friday 3 December, 1pm

The process of leaving the EU polarised public opinion across Britain. ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ became strong identities that exercised a powerful influence on political attitudes and choices. Do these identities continue to shape British politics after Brexit? How do they exercise their influence? Are they fading? Faced with new choices after leaving the EU and the trade-offs inherent within them, what package of options do people in Britain prefer. How do people want Britain to use sovereignty it has regained after Brexit?

The event draws on two ongoing ESRC-funded research projects:

  • Professor Sara Hobolt will present on ‘A Country Divided? Polarisation and identity after Brexit’.
  • Dr Ceri Davies will discuss qualitative research findings from ‘How Does Post-Brexit Britain wish to Exercise its Sovereignty?’ and Professor John Curtice will analyse results from that project’s deliberative polls.



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