Brexit: 55 per cent believe that Leave vote will break up UK

The survey also suggests Remain would win if the referendum were held today

A majority believe that Scotland will become independent within a decade thanks to Brexit, according to a new survey.

Across the UK, 54.7 per cent of respondents said the vote to Leave would cause Britain to break up, while 56 per cent of Scottish respondents said the same.

The Google survey gathered the responses of 44,000 readers from across the Trinity Mirror newspaper group, which includes the Daily Mirror, the Daily Recordthe Liverpool Echo, the Manchester Evening News and a string of other regional publications.

While the accuracy of such polls is subject to question, the mass response does offer interesting insights into public opinion post-Brexit.

The results also suggest that growing numbers of Leave voters regret their decision, and that if the referendum were held again the result would be reversed with 51 per cent voting Remain and 49 per cent voting Leave.

Additionally, only a narrow majority of 51.3 per cent oppose holding a second referendum.

Asked which leaders had performed best post-Brexit, Theresa May topped the list with 30.8 per cent, followed by:

Nicola Sturgeon: 19.2 per cent

Leanne Wood: 16.7 per cent

Ruth Davidson: 16.2 per cent

Nigel Farage: 14.8 per cent

Jeremy Corbyn: 11 per cent

Tim Farron: 8.9 per cent

See also: Scottish Independence poll bounce after May’s hard Brexit speech

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13 Responses to “Brexit: 55 per cent believe that Leave vote will break up UK”

  1. Michael WALKER

    The Google survey gathered the responses of 44,000 readers from across the Trinity Mirror newspaper group”

    SO a self selecting bunch form a narrow selection of people. Many with strong left wing leanings.

    Really quoting that survey is stupid. It is irrelevant – does not meet the basic standards of polling..

  2. NHSGP

    Good. We then don’t have to fund the Scots. They can take a Barnet formula share of the debts as well. That share apparently is fair when it comes to spending.

  3. Frann Leach

    Can’t wait to keep 100% of our revenue, instead of the 55% currently grudgingly handed back by Westminster.

  4. Chris Kitcher

    We can’t let idiots like Johnson, Fox and Davies led by May lead the UK to this Brexit disaster surely?

  5. Michael WALKER

    I see the Scots Nats above as as economically illiterate as ever.

  6. ted francis

    Of dear Mickie Walker, with so much bile do you spend a lot of time throwing up?

  7. Will

    Now we have all the facts before us, perhaps in the name of democracy we would benefit from a properly organised referendum. The last one was based on lies and false promises after all. I feel that post second vote, the public would be more inclined to accept whichever result and we would be able to move on properly.

  8. Mihai Pintilie

    I would love to see a referendum with smart and well informed citizens!

  9. Chester Draws

    I feel that post second vote, the public would be more inclined to accept whichever result and we would be able to move on properly.

    What you “feel” is obviously that we should not Brexit. Luckily for us, we don’t run the country to suit the way you feel.

    That some people cannot accept losing is sad. But we really must no re-run every decision every time someone is put out about losing. If you don’t like the result of the next general election, do we have to re-run that too?

    And the bit about “based on lies and false promises” is just a blind. One side made up numbers, the other fed fear about consequences — politicians lie all the time. The voters know that.

  10. Jimmy Glesga

    Just wondering why the Scottish Nats will not call a referendum! It is unlikely they would win and if they do their MP’S are out of a job! Personal wealth overcomes the conscience.

  11. uglyfatbloke

    Jimmy, are you the same person as Michael Walker? Just wondering.

  12. Michael WALKER

    I am an exiled Scot – the East side of Scotland. I’d sell my mother before using “Glesga” in any name…:-)

  13. uglyfatbloke

    Fair enough.

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