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A snapshot of Britain January 31, 2023

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Thought this illuminating. From YouGov and a poll on striking Amazon workers. Supporting them 60%, opposing them 22%. 

Unsurprisingly Labour voters overwhelmingly support them (though it’s a wonder who the 4% are and 6% who strongly or somewhat respectively oppose them). Liberal Democrats are somewhat less effusive, but still overall strongly or somewhat support them. Let’s ignore the Tories.

More interesting again are the Remain/Leave divisions on the issue. 28% of that latter cohort somewhat or strongly oppose. 52% somewhat or strongly support. Remain 13% somewhat or strongly oppose as against 72%. Now, long stated here that once the referendum was passed there was no point in a Remain position, and I’d be the last to see it as a token of unalloyed progressivism, but I thought this about an actual dispute was quite useful in terms of determining the strength of attitudes within that cohort. 

Btw, there’s some hilarious (deliberate? trolling?) misunderstanding of polling and how it is carried out on the part of some tweeting in response to the poll and disbelieving that there’s majority support for the strikers.  


1. Wes Ferry - January 31, 2023

Mildly interesting that the poll is carried out only amongst “GB adults” and not “UK adults”. Jamie Bryson and Jim Allister must be furious.

I am waiting for the YouGov poll on Nadhim Zahawi.

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2. Miguel62 - January 31, 2023

I probably sound like a broken record on this, but, why oh why does Starmer continue to avoid backing the unions?
I could understand, if not agree, with his stance if public opinion was against strikers, but when it’s in favour…..


3. Tomboktu - February 4, 2023

Meanwhile, in another part of Britain …

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