Something Old, Something New

An older article on The Independent website claimed that 2.6m Leave voters had switched to Remain. A newer article said voters backed a new referendum on EU membership, among other statements about public opinion.

This article examines these claims.

‘2.6 million Leave voters’

In September 2018, The Independent reported the results of two YouGov surveys, analysed by Focaldata on behalf of Best for Britain. That group is part of the wider People’s Vote campaign. The article states: