Voters still seem to be confused about the Labour and Conservative positions on Brexit

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Voters are still not totally clear on what the two main parties think about Brexit (Rex)

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn both tried to set out their vision for Brexit in major speeches over the past two weeks – but voters don’t seem to be any the wiser.

The Labour party in particular were keen to tell the country what they wanted out of Brexit after months of criticism about what their stance was.

Mr Corbyn committed his party to staying in a customs union, seemingly putting his party on a clearer footing.

Theresa May attempted to be clear on the Tories’ position on Brexit (Rex)
People appear to be more confused by Labour’s position after Jeremy Corbyn’s speech (Rex)

But polling has suggested that voters are still not exactly sure what Labour are saying about Britain’s exit from the EU.

In fact, Mr Corbyn’s big Brexit speech has actually made things more confusing.

According to a YouGov survey, just 18% of people think Labour’s Brexit policy is ‘clear’ – a DROP of four points from the previous figure of 22%.


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Worse still for Labour, those who believe their Brexit policy is ‘confusing’ has increased by four points to 59%.

Mrs May tried to heal the rift between Remainers and Leavers in her own party by admitting not everyone would get what they wanted.

All the key events in the Brexit timeline (PA)

And while Tories may cheer that those who think their Brexit policy is ‘clear’ has jumped four points to 29%, this still represents fewer than a third of voters knowing exactly what the Government wants.

More positively for the Tories, 36% of people support Mrs May’s approach, while just 21% of voters back Mr Corbyn’s position.