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26 March 2019 | House of Commons

Brexit: What Britain Thinks

SPEAKER: Sir John Curtice britain in the rain

The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) is hosting a Brexit breakfast briefing with Professor Sir John Curtice.

The deadline for concluding phase one of the Brexit process is almost upon us. The aim of the talks has been to reach an agreement on the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, as mandated by the majority vote to Leave in the June 2016 referendum. In practice, reaching an agreement has proven to be far from straightforward. So how have voters reacted to the attempts of politicians in London and Brussels to implement their instructions.

Sir John will be launching survey findings on attitudes to Brexit from Britain’s first award-winning panel, tracking what people would like to emerge from the Brexit agreement, and how well they think the negotiations have been handled. He will also unveil the results from NatCen’s latest annual British Social Attitudes Survey on how divided the country has become in the wake of the Brexit process.  

About the Speaker

John Curtice

Sir John Curtice is Senior Research Fellow at NatCen, Professor of Politics at Strathclyde University, and Chief Commentator on the What UK Thinks: EU and What Scotland Thinks websites.

He has been a regular contributor to the British Social Attitudes Report series since 1986 and an editor since 1994. He has also been a Co-Director of the Scottish Social Attitudes survey since its foundation in 1999. In 2018, he received a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list.

Sir John is a regular media commentator on both British and Scottish politics. He is also President of the British Polling Council.

The event is part of the What UK Thinks: EU project, funded by the ESRC as part of its The UK in a Changing Europe programme.

The event is kindly hosted by Liz Kendall MP.

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