BREXIT
UK plastics industry prefers revoking article 50 to avoid a no-deal exit scenario / BPF flash survey
The British Plastics Federation (BPF, London / UK; www.bpf.co.uk) conducted a flash poll of its members from 27-28 March 2019, with results it says mirror the "indicative votes" that UK MPs voted for on 27 March. Unlike the results from parliament, the UK plastics industry appears to have distinct preferred courses of action. BPF director general Philip Law noted the poll shows a dominant view from the industry – the majority of BPF members clearly reject a no-deal Brexit and would revoke article 50 – that is, cancel withdrawal from the EU – to avoid it.



The "Brexit Questionnaire" showed that just over three quarters of BPF members surveyed voted "no" to a no-deal Brexit scenario. The most popular option was revoking article 50 to avoid a no-deal exit from the EU (66%), followed closely by entering a permanent EU-UK customs union (65%) and a confirmatory public vote (60%).

The survey also asked about preferred outcomes for Brexit, with most respondents preferring either a revocation of article 50 (41%) or a second referendum (23%). When asked what they currently predict will happen, 29% see the UK ending up with an alternative soft Brexit, closely followed by prime minister Theresa May’s deal passing (28%).
03.04.2019 Plasteurope.com [242170-0]
Published on 03.04.2019
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