Policy Exchange union polling quoted in Parliament

Jul 24, 2018

Speaking in a debate on Strengthening the Union, Conservative MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk John Lamont cited Policy Exchange’s recent polling on the strength of the Union, saying “We should strengthen our Union because it is the will of the people of our land. Recent polling by Policy Exchange clearly demonstrates that the majority of people across the United Kingdom are in favour of the Union in its current form. Some 68% of people in England, 52% of people in Scotland, 66% of people in Wales and 59% of people in Northern Ireland want a continuation of the Union.”

He went on to quote our recommendation that one way to strengthen intergovernmental relations between the governments and assemblies of the United Kingdom would be to strengthen the Joint Ministerial Committee. You can read the polling here and watch our conference, featuring speeches from Alistair Darling, Ruth Davidson and Arlene Foster, here.

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