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Future of Britain video series: what will the October event look like?

7 August 2020

  The Future of Britain project is being undertaken by Ceri Davies and John Curtice. They recently met with James Fishkin, who is collaborating with them on the project, to discuss what the Future of Britain event will look like and the benefits of taking part.   If you’ve been invited to take part in […]


Another Look at Attitudes towards Extending the Transition

20 May 2020

Slowly, the issue of Brexit is beginning to attract attention once more. The UK and the EU agree that the negotiations between them on a future trade relationship have not made much progress so far, albeit they disagree as to where the responsibility for that position lies. Meanwhile, the deadline for agreeing an extension to […]


The Brexit Divide: Forgotten, Not Disappeared

7 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has come to dominate the political agenda. As a result, after three years of rarely being out of the headlines, Brexit is now barely mentioned, even though much remains to be settled so far as the UK’s future relationship with the EU is concerned. Meanwhile, far from being an issue on which […]


Podcast: The impact of coronavirus on the Brexit process

5 May 2020

Sir John Curtice, Ian Montagu and Alex Scholes discuss what impact the outbreak COVID-19 has had on attitudes towards Brexit, whether people feel that the UK’s transition period should be extended, and whether the coronavirus pandemic might affect the government’s plans for the UK’s post-Brexit immigration policy.   Listen here: Anchor – https://anchor.fm/whatukthinks/episodes/The-impact-of-coronavirus-on-the-Brexit-process-edjqg0 RSS – […]


Are We Getting Used to Brexit?

27 April 2020

One of the questions with which historians can be expected to grapple in future is whether the implementation of Brexit at the end of January did or did not reflect the view of a majority of voters. If they conclude that it did, then despite its many twists and turns, the Brexit saga might come […]


The value of care workers; insight from attitudes towards post-Brexit immigration policy

22 April 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has seemingly cast a fresh perspective on the occupations we value. Health workers have been lauded for ‘risking their lives’ on the ‘front line’, language that hitherto has usually been applied to the bravery of those serving in the armed forces abroad rather than the dedication of those working in a public […]


How do voters feel about delaying the end of the transition?

15 April 2020

For the first time since the EU referendum, Brexit has gone on the backburner of media attention as the UK endeavours to get on top of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet there are still decisions to be made. As things currently stand, the transition period, under which the UK continues to be part of the EU […]


Going Digital with Deliberation

20 March 2020

The Covid-19 measures on social distancing are forcing researchers to assess how they can continue to find out what the public think when we cannot meet them in person.  This is particularly true of work like mine, which involves wanting to know what people think after they have had the chance to consider new information […]


Public Attitudes and Preferences on Brexit Day

31 January 2020

Today the UK leaves the EU, three and a half years after the original vote to do so in the 2016 EU referendum. The political difficulties in the way of implementing Brexit were finally cleared by the outcome of the general election in December, which gave the Conservatives – who were committed to the UK […]


Brexit Reshapes The Basis of Party Support – Again

19 December 2019

One key feature of the 2017 election was that the Conservatives gained ground among those who voted Leave while the party lost support among those who backed Remain.  At the same time, Labour advanced more strongly among Remain voters than Leave supporters. But what happened in the 2019 election? Did those trends continue yet further […]


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