Thursday, October 20, 2016
Hard evidence that voters will turn against hard Brexit
A YouGov poll in August asked voters how much they would be willing to pay to reduce European immigration.
The most popular answer, endorsed by 62 per cent of respondents, was Nothing.
Yes there are those who would pay to reduce it, but by the time YouGov got to the most expensive option - paying 5 per cent of your income - only 15 per cent of respondents were left in favour.
Leave based their campaign on a false prospectus: the idea that we could leave the European Union and be better off. See the photo above if you doubt me.
The reality is that we will be worse off, and the evidence is that this will not be popular with voters.
Hard evidence for what I argued last week: the Conservatives are chasing public opinion and it will end in tears.