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Shock poll: Brits now want SECOND Brexit referendum in backlash over divorce bill

December 3, 2017 10:13 AM
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Shock poll: Brits now want SECOND Brexit referendum in backlash over divorce bill

A SHOCK new poll shows most Britons now want a second EU referendum amid a backlash over the size of the Brexit divorce bill.

In a bid to secure a trade deal, Theresa May looks set to cave in to Brussels demands by handing over around £50 billion to settle the UK’s financial obligations.

But a Survation poll for the Mail on Sunday showed many people thought the huge bill was a “punishment” for voting Leave.

It showed 31 per cent of people surveyed thought the UK should pay nothing at all, with only 11 per cent backing a payment of up to £50 billion.

And half of those polled now support holding a second referendum on the final Brexit deal.

Overall 43 per cent of people thought the EU had done best out of the stalling talks, with 16 per cent saying the UK was on top.

When asked why the UK was paying so much to Brussels, the most popular response was because the “EU wants to punish us”, with Mrs May’s weakens after her election fiasco coming in second.

The survey of 1,003 adults was carried out by Survation on Thursday and Friday, after reports of the bombshell payment.

And the same polling company found Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has surged ahead of the Prime Minister in the popularity stakes.

Further polling showed Labour eight points ahead of the Tories at 45 per cent compared to just 37 per cent for Mrs May’s party.

Also read: Analysis: Defeat On The EU Withdrawal Bill Is Embarrassing But Not Fatal For Theresa May

Source: express.co.uk

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