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Are voters happy with the Brexit deal?

8 January 2021

Sir John Curtice, Ian Montagu, and Claire Elliott look at how the Brexit deal reached between the UK and the EU stacks up against public expectations, and whether Remain voters or Leave supporters might be happier with the result. They also examine Labour’s stance on the agreement and what this might mean for their future […]



Have The Brexit Talks Delivered What Voters Want?

28 December 2020

Following the successful conclusion of the negotiations on the UK’s future relationship with the EU on Christmas Eve, the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the institution are now known and, subject to ratification of the deal by Parliament on Wednesday, will be put in place on New Year’s Day. Those on the Leave side […]


The 2019 Election: Success or Failure?

12 December 2020

It might seem a rather unusual question. How can an election be adjudged a success or a failure? Or at least are we unlikely to discover anything other than the banal conclusion that the winners think it was a success, while the losers prefer to live in hope that they might do better another day? […]


Deal or No Deal? A Difficult Choice

30 November 2020

After missing deadline after deadline, the EU and the UK have now reached a point where they are going to have to decide in the next week or so what will happen when the Brexit transition period terminates at the end of the year. Is a deal to be struck whereby the UK’s membership of […]


Podcast: Are we still divided over Brexit?

20 November 2020

More than four years on from Britain’s decision to leave the EU, Sir John Curtice, Ian Montagu, and Claire Elliott look at whether the divides that emerged between Remain and Leave voters following the 2016 referendum remain in tact. They also examine public attitudes towards a no-deal Brexit, and discuss the current relationship between Brexit […]


Has Brexit Gone Off The Boil?

10 November 2020

Last year the headlines were dominated by Brexit. This year the issue has only sporadically made it onto the news agenda. This is despite the fact that an agreement has still not been reached between the UK and the EU about their future relationship – and the cliff edge that will come with the end […]


Future of Britain event: watch back our expert panels

20 October 2020

As part of our Future of Britain deliberative poll on 3rd and 4th October 2020, we held an expert panel on each of the three topics under discussion over the weekend: Migration to the UK; Food Policy & Regulation and Consumer Regulation. Panellists responded to questions submitted by study participants following small group discussions. Their […]


Podcast: Brexitland – A guided tour

15 October 2020

Sir John Curtice and Ian Montagu are joined by Professors Maria Sobolewska and Rob Ford, authors of ‘Brexitland: Identity, Diversity and the Reshaping of British Politics’, who take us through the long-term social and demographic developments that have gradually reshaped British society and contributed to the UK’s vote to leave the EU.  


The Legacy and Future of Brexit

8 October 2020

Today sees the publication of two chapters on Brexit as part of the latest British Social Attitudes report. One examines the legacy of Brexit, that is, the impact that the process of leaving has had on our attitudes towards how we are governed. The other looks at what people hope Brexit will bring in future, […]


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