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Scotland remains strongly Remain and supports vote on a final Brexit deal

Friday, November 2nd 2018 - 08:31 UTC
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Scotland for a People’s Vote campaign found almost three-fifths of Scots (59%) support having a vote on the terms of the UK’s final Brexit deal, with 41% against Scotland for a People’s Vote campaign found almost three-fifths of Scots (59%) support having a vote on the terms of the UK’s final Brexit deal, with 41% against

Almost two-thirds of Scots believe a second vote on Brexit would result in the UK voting to stay in the European Union, a new poll has found. Research by Survation found 64% found a so-called People’s Vote would reverse the result of the 2016 referendum.

The results, published to coincide with the launch of the Scotland for a People’s Vote campaign, also found almost three-fifths of Scots (59%) support having a vote on the terms of the UK’s final Brexit deal, with 41% against this.

Overall support for staying in the European Union was slightly stronger in Scotland than it was in 2016 referendum. That ballot saw the UK as a whole narrowly vote to leave, despite 62% of voters north of the border backing remain. In the poll, 63% of people said they supported staying in the EU, with 37% opposed to this.

John Edward, the former head of the European Parliament Office in Scotland who was chief campaign spokesman for the Remain campaign in Scotland in 2016, said the survey “shows that the people of Scotland are optimistic about achieving a remain result across the UK”.

Speaking at the launch event for Scotland for a People’s Vote in Edinburgh, he added: “We share that confidence. Scotland can come together and play a leading role in the campaign for a People’s Vote and help to bring back common sense through a referendum on the reality of Brexit – not the fiction of the Leave campaign in 2016.”

Asked about what would happen if Scots once again voted to stay in the EU while the UK as a whole opted to leave, he added: “This is not a party political movement, this is not anything to do with the constitutional arrangements of the United Kingdom.

“This is solely about a People’s Vote on Europe, and it’s up to people to decide after that, depending on the result, what their views are.”

Meanwhile, Dr Kirsty Hughes, director of the Scottish Centre on European Relations, said: “There is no good Brexit – just a range of bad Brexits, economically, politically and in terms of our security and international influence. Scotland voted strongly to stay in the EU in 2016, and the whole UK now agrees with Scotland and supports remain according to a whole host of recent polls”.

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  • Voice

    “Overall support for staying in the European Union was slightly stronger in Scotland than it was in 2016 referendum. That ballot saw the UK as a whole narrowly vote to leave, despite 62% of voters north of the border backing remain. In the poll, 63% of people said they supported staying in the EU, with 37% opposed to this.”

    An increase of only 1% if that was reflected over the whole of the UK then it looks like a Peoples Vote would likely still not be enough...
    I was expecting a marked difference...

    Nov 02nd, 2018 - 05:38 pm 0
  • DemonTree

    Why? You've seen that no posters here have changed their minds, and having once made a decision, confirmation bias means people only see the evidence that supports their opinion. Also, the Express and certain other papers have been propagandising for Brexit nonstop, they don't care if it's bad for the country.

    Nov 02nd, 2018 - 06:23 pm 0
  • The Voice

    And… the Guardian , the establishment , big business, the BOE etc have been spewing a massive remain message and the EU have been attempting to make things practically impossible for Britain in the hope of persuading us to leave. We have a flawed PM no doubt but she IS honouring the promise to deliver the will of the people.

    Nov 03rd, 2018 - 08:43 pm 0
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