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Poll: Soft vs. Hard Brexit, UK Immigration vs. Trade

They say people think with their hearts but vote with their wallets. This is not what we are seeing in our latest poll, which asks opinions on a soft vs. hard Brexit and immigration vs. trade. As we found out in our highly successful EU referendum poll, which was the only one to call the Brexit outcome from the start, it is the accompanying comments (optional) that show the level of sentiment. In this case, it is overwhelmingly in favour of a hard Brexit and making control over immigration a priority over trade (see results below).

One significance of what stance the UK takes is that the British pound tends to suffer on talk of a hard Brexit and firms when there is talk of a soft Brexit.

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The following are results and representative comments from our poll:

Hard vs. Soft Brexit:

Are you in favour a hard ort soft Brexit?

Hard: 89%

Soft: 11%

Comments:

We won't be offered a SOFT Brexit anyway

It is illusory to think that the UK will be given the option of a soft Brexit. It is 100% in or 100 % out

Soft Brexit may sound more "cuddly", but I suspect it equates to staying in the EU in all but name i.e. maintaining our subscriptions, observing freedom of movement and the supremacy of EU law in the UK, whilst having no input into the organisation i.e. the worst of all worlds. If the price of regaining our national sovereignty is leaving the single market, then so be it.

I really think the UK holds the cards, despite the posturing Eurocrats. It need not be hard or soft, just a logical conclusion.

Immigration vs. Trade:

Which should be the priority in negotiations with the EU?

Immigration: 78%

Trade: 22%

Comments:

Stop the immigration. Trade will sort its self out. They the EU need us more than we need them.

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Jay Meisler,

Founder, Global Traders Association

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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