Majority of Leave voters think Britain should quit Eurovision

Who could possibly want to leave this? (Rex)
Who could possibly want to leave this? (Rex)

Forget about leaving Europe – what about the far more serious matter of whether Britain should leave Eurovision?

That’s the big question YouGov has been asking and, much like the issue of whether or not we should quit the EU, it’s divided opinion.

Perhaps not too surprisingly, the majority of Leave voters think the song contest is another European institution we can do without.

In response to a YouGov poll asking: ‘Do you think Britain should or should not continue to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest?” 45% of Leave voters said ‘no’.

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41% weren’t going to let their political views get in the way of their ability to see Britain compete in what is arguably the campest song contest of all time however, voting in favour of our continued participation.

Only 24% of Remain voters want us to quit the contest, while 54% would prefer us to continue taking part.

Looks like this chap, pictured at a public viewing of the second semi-final of this year’s contest in Lisbon, would like Eurovision to Remain (Rex)
Looks like this chap, pictured at a public viewing of the second semi-final of this year’s contest in Lisbon, would like Eurovision to Remain (Rex)

As a whole, 48% of Britons would like us to carry on shouting at our TVs about blatant favouritism between Moldova and Romania for the foreseeable future, while 33% think Eurovision has had its day.

Presumably the other 19% are still – ahem – making their mind up.

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