The University of Warwick just published a very thorough piece of research on the EU referendum result, and the factors that influenced the outcome.
It comes to some interesting conclusions, some of which may not be what you were expecting.
- The short campaign didn’t have any real effect on the referendum result
- People were mainly influenced by immigration from Eastern Europe in voting for Brexit
- Even drastic changes in immigration wouldn’t have changed the result
- Austerity played an important role in people voting to leave
- Just a small reduction in cuts would have changed the outcome of the referendum
So if you’re looking for someone to blame for Brexit, you’d be best getting angry with Tory cuts.
(You can read the full research published by the University of Warwick here.)