Better Referendum

22 Jun 2016

One day left to get clued up about your #EUref vote

The below is an open letter to voters for the last day before the referendum by a number of organisations who have been pushing for a better referendum debate. Voting requires confidence and a decent, informed debate. For the past few months, our organisations have been pushing tools to help create that debate. Today is your last chance to get clued up before you vote tomorrow. Sadly, polling […]
19 May 2016

How we’re opening up the EU debate

If you think the EU referendum debate so far has been focused far too much on the personalities and internal party spats than the real issues that affect you and the country, you’re not on your own. Of course, it doesn’t have to be like this - we can have a vibrant and lively EU referendum debate, looking at the real issues: from health and education to the economy and immigration. The Scottish […]
4 Apr 2016

Mind the #EUref Generation Gap

It’s no news that young people are seen as disengaged from formal politics. But research we released at the weekend shows just how deep that runs when it comes to the EU referendum. We’ve revealed a worrying generation gap in the public’s interest in the EU referendum, as new polling by BMG Research done for us shows that just 21% of 18-24 year olds say they are ‘very interested’ in the EU […]
11 Mar 2016

We can have a #BetterReferendum. Make it happen

If you feel left out in the cold by the EU referendum debate, you’re not on your own. This week we launched new polling showing that just 16% of people feel well-informed about the EU referendum. It’s a fairly shocking indictment on the state of the debate – one which has been dominated by personality politics, rumours of spats and internal party splits, and off-putting negative bickering between […]