British voters want referendum on final Brexit deal — BREXIT

British voters want referendum on final Brexit deal — BREXIT

More Britons now support a second referendum than those who do not, according to a new YouGov survey.

Of 1,653 adults asked whether there should be a second referendum on the the terms of the Brexit deal, 42 per cent said there should, while 40 per cent said there should not. The rest did not know.

Echoing that and noting May's commitment in March to come up with a so-called backstop wording for a withdrawal treaty to be concluded before Brexit in March, the BSG said: "The backstop remains specific to the unique circumstances of the island of Ireland and. can not establish the terms of the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom".

A large bulk (two thirds) of the 42 per cent were Remain voters while the same proportion also made up the Leave voters that opposed a second referendum.

The British government has so far failed to offer a "workable" backstop plan to avoid Brexit border frictions in Ireland and must do so now if the European Parliament is to endorse a smooth transition out of the EU, lawmakers warned on Friday.

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The July poll showed 30 percent were satisfied with her leadership, down from 35 percent in June.

The survey showed even more dramatic drop in the rating of may the members of her Conservative party - from 68 to 55%.

YouGov first floated the question in April 2017, using the same wording, and the results were starkly different: only 31 per cent were behind the idea of a second referendum, compared with 48 per cent who wanted to stick with the vote on 23 June 2016, in which the United Kingdom voted to leave the bloc by 52 per cent compared with 48 per cent for Remain. Many opinion polls predicted any easy victory for the remain campaign.

May has repeatedly said Brexit will happen and has ruled out a rerun of the 2016 referendum, although French President Emmanuel Macron and billionaire investor George Soros have suggested that Britain could still change its mind.

The extreme contrast with Remainers' pre-referendum claims that the European Union is merely a benign free trade area which makes minimal demands on Britain's sovereignty with this image of a nation in freefall without Brussels has been little remarked upon, and Brexiteers who believe some of the more outlandish claims are not realistic are not often given space to respond to them.

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