A large majority within the British plastics industry is opposed to a no-deal Brexit, according to a recent survey by the British Plastics Federation (BPF).
The flash poll, held 27-28 March, was participated by over 160 “senior industry figures”, ahead of a 28-March parliamentary vote which reviewed various options for the UK’s departure from the European Union.
The poll which mirrored the MPs' ‘indicative votes’ in the House of Commons, showed that a 66% majority of BPF members were in favour of revoking article 50 – the process that started the UK’s departure from the EU – to avoid a no-deal situation.
That option was closely followed by another pro-EU proposal, remaining within the customs union, which won 65% of votes in the poll. Some 60% of the respondents voted for a second referendum on the subject.