Half of U.K. wants a second chance to decide country’s fate
Sheetal Sukhija - Monday 4th December, 2017
The new opinion poll was conducted by research firm Survation
The poll showed that half of Britons support a second vote on Brexit
A third of voters said they would be worse off financially outside the EU
LONDON, U.K. - In a poll carried out by research firm Survation, half of Britons were seen to be supporting a second vote on whether to leave the European Union.
The new opinion poll further revealed a third of those surveyed said they would be worse off financially outside the world’s largest trading bloc.
The opinion poll was published in the Mail on Sunday newspaper and revealed that 50 percent of people supported another vote on the final terms of Britain’s exit deal.
Meanwhile, 34 percent rejected another referendum and 16 percent said they did not know.
According to the report, this was the first major opinion poll since last week’s media reports that Britain is preparing to pay about 50 billion euros to help to pave the way for talks on a future trade pact with the EU.
The poll by Survation saw 1,003 adults in Britain being interviewed between November 30 and December 1 and found 35 percent of those surveyed as saying that they would be worse off financially after Brexit.
A much smaller 14 percent of those polled said they would be better off.
Mike Smithson, a former Liberal Democrat politician, an election analyst and owner of the www.politicalbetting.com website said on Twitter that it was “the first time any pollster has recorded backing” for a second Brexit referendum.
According to many high profile opponents of Britain’s exit, including French President Emmanuel Macron, former British prime minister Tony Blair and even billionaire investor George Soros - all have suggested Britain could change its mind and avoid what a move that would be “disastrous for the British economy.”
Blair has said, “It’s reversible. It’s not done until it’s done.”
He even added that what the government was seeking to negotiate was not possible, explaining, “They are trying to negotiate getting out of the single market while recreating all of its benefits. That’s not going to happen.”
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