Brits want a long Brexit extension to deal with coronavirus – including almost half of Leavers

21st April 2020 / NewsBits
  • Two-thirds of Britons want to see an extension to the Brexit transition period, with most preferring a longer extension until the coronavirus crisis has been resolved.
  • The Focaldata poll, commissioned by cross-party campaign group Best for Britain and HOPE not hate, comes ahead of the first of three newly scheduled negotiating rounds between the UK and the EU.
  • The survey of over 2,000 people found that 66% of the public believe the UK government ‘should focus 100% of its energy on dealing with coronavirus for the rest of the year’, including nearly half of Conservative and Leave voters.
  • Of those who support an extension, 64% want the transition period to be extended ‘indefinitely until the crisis is resolved’.


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