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UK News The British public supports a referendum on the Brexit deal for the first time

08:08  10 april  2018
08:08  10 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Brexit (/ˈbrɛksɪt, ˈbrɛɡzɪt/) is the impending withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU). In a referendum on 23 June 2016, a majority of British voters supported leaving the EU. On 29 March 2017, the UK government invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.

A new poll finds the British public support a referendum on the final Brexit deal by a margin of 44% to 36%. A second referendum would have to take place before the UK is scheduled to depart the EU in March next year.

File photo of Theresa May © PA File photo of Theresa May

The British public supports a vote on the terms of the final Brexit deal for the first time, according to a new opinion poll.

The poll, conducted by YouGov for pro-Brexit campaign group Best for Britain, found that 44% of Brits want to vote on the deal Theresa May brings back from Brussels at the end of Brexit negotiations, while 36% do not.

A flotilla of fishing boats by the Gateshead Millennium Bridge in Newcastle, in a protest, organised by Campaign for an Independent Britain and Fishing for Leave, against the deal © PA A flotilla of fishing boats by the Gateshead Millennium Bridge in Newcastle, in a protest, organised by Campaign for an Independent Britain and Fishing for Leave, against the deal

It is the first poll to indicate public support for a referendum on the final deal. A separate question found that more people would support remaining in the European Union than leaving, with 44% in favour and 41% against.

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(Getty Images). The British public supports a second Brexit referendum for the first time , according to a new poll. 42% of voters support a second referendum on whether to accept any Brexit deal Theresa May strikes with the European Union.

Most of the new support comes from voters who supported Remain in the first referendum . The British public supports a second Brexit Disclaimer.

Here are the key findings:

  • 44% of people want a "final say" on the Brexit deal that Prime Minister May is currently negotiating, compared to 36% who don't
  • 19% told YouGov they were not sure
  • Nearly a quarter of Leave voters (23%) want a final vote on the terms, as do two thirds (66%) of Labour voters

Eloise Todd, chief executive of Best for Britain, said: "There is a decisive majority in favour of a final say for the people of our country on the terms of Brexit. This poll is a turning point moment.

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"The only democratic way to finish this process is to make sure the people of this country — not MPs across Europe — have the final say, giving them an informed choice on the two options available to them: the deal the government brings back and our current terms.

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A new poll finds the British public support a referendum on the final Brexit deal by a margin of 44% to 36%. A second referendum would have to take place before the UK is scheduled to depart the EU in March next year.

"We now need MPs across Parliament, from Corbyn’s front bench to the moderates of the Conservative party to do what’s best for Britain and back a people’s vote on the terms."

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage speaking during the Changing Europe conference on Brexit in central London. © PA Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage speaking during the Changing Europe conference on Brexit in central London.

The UK is scheduled to leave the EU in March next year with formal negotiations set to conclude by October. A new referendum would, therefore, have to take place within the five-month window between the two dates.

May has repeatedly ruled out the prospect of a second referendum. She told a conference in Germany last year that there was "no question of a second referendum or going back on that vote."

"People in the UK feel very strongly that if we take a decision, then governments should turn not round and say no you got that wrong."

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