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More Brexit polling

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A year on from the EU referendum there was some new YouGov polling for the Times this morning. The country remain quite evenly split over whether Brexit is right or wrong, 44% think leaving was the right decision, 45% the wrong decision. There is not much optimism about negotiations – only 26% expect the government to achieve a deal that is good for Britain, 31% expect a poor deal, 15% expect no deal at all (that said, most don’t think Labour would be doing any better – 24% think they’d get a better deal, 34% a worse deal, 20% that it would end up much the same).

Asked to choose between Britain having full control over immigration from Europe or British businesses having free access to trade with the EU people preferred trade by 58% to 42%. As I wrote in my last post, there’s a lot of variation in questions like this depending on the specific wording, but the overall picture suggests that when people are pushed to choose they do think trade is more important than control of immigration (though among Conservative voters the balance is the other way round).

On other matters, on the question of who would make the best Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn now leads Theresa May by a single point – 35% to 34%. This is the first time that Corbyn has led in the question – this is partially because of a sharp drop in Theresa May’s ratings (before the snap election she was consistently in the high 40s), but is also due to a significant increase in Jeremy Corbyn’s ratings. Again, if you look at the longer term ratings he used to be consistenty down in the teens.

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I should also add an update on polling about the second referendum. In my last post I mentioned the Survation poll for the Mail on Sunday which found that the balance of opinion was in favour of having a second referendum on the terms of the Brexit deal. This was the first time any poll had shown this, and I said it was worth looking to see if other polls found the same. Well, so far they haven’t – Survation also had a poll for Good Morning Britain on Monday, that also had a question on a second referendum, and it found 38% of people supported it and 57% were opposed. Tabs for that are here.

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Theresa May’s crackdown on the internet will let terror in the backdoor | Alex Lee

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The prime minister is on a warpath to increase mass surveillance and decryption – which can only weaken data security and put the public more at risk

Let’s get one thing straight: Theresa May is strong and stable. She is firm and unwavering in her stance to deliver her fantasy of regulating the internet and making it her own political playground.

May introduced the Investigatory Powers Act, aptly nicknamed the snooper’s charter, during her time as home secretary, and her time as prime minister has not changed her attack-dog stance on internet surveillance. After the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London Bridge, May continued on her warpath to decrypt the internet and make our data security weak and wobbly. As May stood outside Downing Street in the aftermath of the Finsbury Park terrorist attack on Monday, the prime minister announced that she would establish a new commission for countering extremism and once again, reiterated giving police and security services the powers that they need.

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The UK’s #Brexit Options in the Eurozone complex – visualized!

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The Eurozone? The European Economic Area? The European Free-Trade Area? The European Customs Union? Whaaat?

A graphic that hopefully clarifies the complexity the European Union and the UK’s various routes for Brexit.

Inspired by this Bloomberg graphic.

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Did you solve it? Pythagoras's best puzzles

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The solutions to today’s puzzles

In my blog earlier today I set you the following three problems from Pythagoras Magazine.

1) Dollar bills. In a bag are 26 bills. If you take out 20 bills from the bag at random, you have at least one 1-dollar bill, two 2-dollar bills, and five 5-dollar bills. How much money was in the bag?

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Delusional Hillary Clinton compares herself to Wonder Woman

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HRC has resurfaced once again. Hillary Clinton continued down her destructive path of delusion by comparing her past achievements, such as...losing an election to Donald Trump,creating a massive pay to play slush fund,bleachbit'ing 30,000 government emails,destroying entire nations like Syria and Libya,and convincing half of America that Russia hacked the US elections...to the super heroine Wonder Woman.
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Woman makes joke. Alt right snowflakes need safe space.
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Small dog breeds

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