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Poll reveals trend of 'Brexit extremism' in UK


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Poll reveals trend of 'Brexit extremism' in UK

A new survey has shone a light on how entrenched people in the UK have become since the Brexit referendum.

The YouGov poll has revealed a trend of ‘Brexit extremism’ – where those on both sides of the political divide are prepared to go drastic lengths to have their views vindicated.

Six-in-ten of those who voted to leave the EU say they consider damage to the UK economy a price worth paying for quitting the bloc.

More than a third of remainers would be prepared to see the economy suffer if it meant Britain stayed in the EU.

Meanwhile nearly one fifth of those who voted to stay remain would be happy to see economic damage ‘to teach leave voters a lesson’.

Matthew Smith, a data journalist at YouGov, wrote: “The research shows that Brexit extremism is by no means restricted to leave voters.

“One accusation that some have levelled at remainers is that they want to see economic harm come to Britain, either to avert Brexit or out of sheer vindictiveness for having lost the referendum.”

YouGov interviewed 4,918 British adults between July 12-19.

Would you consider damage to the British economy a price worth paying for Brexit?

Would you consider damage to the British economy a price worth paying for staying in the EU?

Would you consider damage to the British economy a price worth paying to teach leave voters and politicians a lesson?