The Brexit Blog

The Brexit Blog
News and comment on the Brexit process, as Britain tries to leave the EU.

Friday 20 September 2019

University of Leicester Claims Leavers are Thick

The Independent claims that Britain would have likely voted to remain in the European Union were its population educated to a slightly higher level, a new study has found.

Researchers at the University of Leicester say that had just 3 per cent more of the population gone to university, the UK would probably not be leaving the EU.

The researchers looked at reasons why people voted Leave and found that whether someone had been to university or accessed other higher education was the “predominant factor” in how they voted.

I can't but help wonder if the researchers are missing the point that it is not the level of education that determined how people voted, but the personal circumstances of the voters and their perception as to how they are treated and regarded by politicians and the media.

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