Thursday, 4 April 2019

How most of Britain now wants a NO DEAL Brexit

Most of Britain still backs Brexit even if means leaving with No Deal, new polling has revealed.

The figures show the north, midlands, Wales and the south outside London all back No Deal over Remain as Britain faces the Brexit endgame.

Only Scotland and London would prefer to cancel Brexit and stay inside the EU if a deal cannot be finalised.

The same YouGov polling reveals almost half of voters think it is time for Theresa May to resign - splitting 48 per cent to 31 per cent against the PM.

The figures emerged today as Mrs May's ministers continued talks with Labour about a softer Brexit plan that could get her divorce deal through the Commons.

Mrs May is in a race against time to build a case that will persuade the EU to grant a new extension to Brexit to avoid No Deal next Friday.

Meanwhile the Lords is debating draft laws rammed through the Commons last night that seek to force the Government to stop a No Deal. 

Among Leave voters the divide over Mrs May's future is even starker, dividing 53 per cent to 33 per cent in favour of her quitting.

Mrs May does slightly better among Remain voters, who say 44 per cent to 33 per cent that she should resign.

Voters are heavily opposed to a general election to break the impasse. Half of all voters are against - compared to just 29 per cent of people being in favour.

Among Leave voters, a huge 68 per cent are against an early election - with just one in five backing a new poll. Remain voters are divided 40 per cent to 39 per cent against.

Unsurprisingly, there is a huge split between Leave and Remain voters on whether Britain should Leave with No Deal if Mrs May fails to find a breakthrough. 82 per cent of Leave voters would rather crash out - compared to 76 per cent of Remain voters who would rather cancel Brexit altogether.

In a reflection of the national paralysis, the split across all voters is 44 per cent to 42 per cent in favour of No Deal. 

Few think a national government of Tory and Labour politicians working together - as suggested by ex-Prime Minister John Major - think would help.

Fewer than one in three of all voters support the idea, with even less than half of Remain voters backing it. 

The picture of a divided nation comes as wider polls on whether Brexit is the right thing to do showing Remain generally having a small lead.


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