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Poll shows a majority in UK want a “people's vote” on final Brexit deal

Monday, April 16th 2018 - 08:07 UTC
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The poll found that people aged between 18 and 34 were most in favor of having a “people’s vote”, and people aged 55 and over were most opposed to the idea. The poll found that people aged between 18 and 34 were most in favor of having a “people’s vote”, and people aged 55 and over were most opposed to the idea.

The majority of people in the UK want a “people’s vote” on the final Brexit deal, according to a new survey in which some 52% of respondents expressed support for the idea.The survey, conducted by pollster Opinium Research for pro-EU campaign group Open Britain, saw 31% of respondents say they were opposed to a “people’s vote”, while 17% said they didn’t know or had no opinion.

 The survey, conducted by pollster Opinium Research for pro-EU campaign group Open Britain, saw 31% of respondents say they were opposed to a “people’s vote”, while 17% said they didn’t know or had no opinion.
In total, 2,008 people took part in the survey with the sample weighted to reflect a nationally representative audience.

Respondents were asked to what extent they supported or opposed the public voting on the final Brexit deal the British government makes with the EU.

The poll found that people aged between 18 and 34 were most in favor of having a “people’s vote”, and people aged 55 and over were most opposed to the idea.

Broken down by country, 59% of people in Scotland expressed support for the idea, compared to 58% in Wales, 52% in England and 45% in Northern Ireland.

Of respondents who voted to leave the EU, 45% were opposed to the idea of a public vote, compared to 38% in favor.

The survey was conducted earlier this week, ahead of a campaign launched by Open Britain calling for a public vote on whatever Brexit deal British Prime Minister Theresa May presents to parliament.

“Whether you think the government will negotiate a good deal or bad deal, Brexit is definitely a big deal,” Open Britain’s Executive Director James McGrory said in a statement.

“Brexit will affect everybody in the country, which is why it should not be left to 650 politicians to decide our future but 65 million people. That is why so many are demanding a people’s vote on the final Brexit deal.

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  • bushpilot

    The “terms” are likely to be vastly more complicated than a question of “Leave or Remain”.

    The original vote led to a “Leave” decision.

    Given how the campaigns for Leave and Remain went, what could be expected for the campaigns to support or reject each of the terms?

    After the above Support or Reject campaigns were played out and a vote of the people taken, I am curious what would have to happen next if the terms were rejected.

    Would the first vote to Leave still need to be honored? Should there be another vote to answer this question?

    Would the UK's negotiating team have to ask the EU's negotiating to start that long negotiating process all over again?

    Wouldn't the second set of terms then also need to be voted on, with yet further campaigns to support or reject these new terms?

    What if the newly arrived at terms were also rejected by the people, then what?

    Does the UK seeks yet a third edition of terms, or do they revert back to the original terms?

    Would the UK then enact the already considered scenario of leaving without any terms, or would that also now have to be voted on?

    Does the UK now Leave anyway, or is that original vote just thrown out?

    Apr 16th, 2018 - 02:20 pm +2
  • Islander1

    Fantasy if anyone thinks the EU would allow us to change our mind and stay in on the same terms as we had before.
    All the budget rebates would go - so probably would the £Sterling.

    UK voted to Leave - if UK votes to stay in now - effectively “rejoin” - it will be 100% on Brussels terms- full costs no rebates - bring in the Euro- etc.- and we.d get the Bill in full for their side of the costs of negotiations and losses etc since the referendum.

    Just the same as the terms UK will be offered over next 9 months- Uk voted to Leave- Brussels will set the main terms- not UK.

    Apr 16th, 2018 - 11:28 pm +2
  • golfcronie

    Of course you would as you are a remoaner

    Apr 16th, 2018 - 03:16 pm +1
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