50% of Doncaster people say they'd make a better job of Brexit than Theresa May

Half of the people in Doncaster think they would do a better job or sorting Brexit than Theresa May, a new survey has revealed.

Wednesday, 10th October 2018, 2:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th October 2018, 2:28 pm
Doncaster people think they'd make a better job of Brexit than Theresa May.

A study revealed that 49% of people feel that they'd be better suited to sorting out negotiations with the European Union than the Prime Minister.

And as Brexit inches closer, the research has revealed the fear of the unknown is one of concerns of the public in Yorkshire & Humberside.

Doncaster people think they'd make a better job of Brexit than Theresa May.

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A third (31%) think that Brexit poses a greater threat than terrorism and 1 in 6 (17%) think it's a bigger problem than climate change.

A third (34%) of people in Yorkshire & Humberside fear that Brexit will make it harder to travel abroad, while a fifth are panicked that their assets will decrease (17%) and their earning potential will be affected (15%).

Other key findings from the study are:

The majority (55%) think it was a gamble to entrust the public to make a decision on Brexit

Margaret Thatcher (28%) and Winston Churchill (18%) voted as top choices if any former Prime Minister could negotiate Brexit

A quarter (25%) are worried that Brexit will result in poorer access to medicine '“ 1 in 6 panic their assets will decrease in value (17%) and their earnings potential will be impacted (15%)

Just a third (35%) fully understand what Brexit is, with less than six months to go

PartyCasino commissioned the survey of over 2,000 people to discover what the public perceive to be the biggest risks.

Many people believe risks are being taken in the Brexit negotiations so PartyCasino explored the history of '˜risk-taking' in politics.

Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump was voted the worst '˜risk-taker' in the history of politics with 37% of the vote.

Looking closer to home, Theresa May was joined by the former Prime Minister David Cameron as being the worst British risk-takers of all time, with 23% of the vote each.

The architects of Brexit were followed closely by former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair (22%), whose legacy will forever be linked to the 2003 conflict in Iraq.

The research also looked at who the British public think is bluffing their way through their political careers. It is again bad news for Mrs May, with 17% believing she is the biggest bluffer in political history following her supposed stand of defiance against the European Union.

Young people in the UK, who are likely to be most affected by the outcome of Brexit, were particularly scathing. A fifth (22%) of 16-34 year olds consider Theresa May to be putting on a poor masquerade. Indeed, young people have far more faith her counterpart Jeremy Corbyn, with just 7% of those under 35 thinking he bluffs the public.

History also shows us that risk-taking can be a positive and many Brexit-watchers will be hoping history can repeat itself. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela (34%) were voted history's most positive risk takers, closely followed by British icon Sir Winston Churchill (30%). 

David Winter, Marketing Manager at PartyCasino, said: '˜We are living in historic times and nobody truly knows what Brexit will mean for the country. Our research shows that the British public are looking for decisive action from the British Government.

'History has shown that political risk-taking is not always a bad thing and can often lead to energy being injected into stalled talks. It is clear that the British public are hoping that the government will look to the likes of Thatcher and Churchill for inspiration to take the risk that could change the course of Brexit and with that, the future of the UK.'