Pressure mounting on government for public vote on ‘no deal’ Brexit

A BMG Research poll for Left Foot Forward today has found that the public backs a referendum on staying in the EU if the government fails to secure a trade deal. The split was 54:46, with 74% of 18-24 year olds backing a vote.

This comes less than a week after a Survation poll for The Mail on Sunday showed that one in two people back the Liberal Democrat policy of a vote on any Brexit deal, or a no deal scenario, against 34% who do not.

Responding, Ribble Valley Lib Dem Cllr Allan Knox leader said:

“This is the second poll in less than a week that backs the Liberal Democrat policy of a vote on either the terms of any Brexit deal or, worse still, a no deal.

“There is a growing consensus that the deal, or whether we crash out, is so vital to the UK’s future that it cannot just represent the hallucinogenic vision of a few Brexiters who want to leave the EU regardless of the damage to our economy or political standing around the world. They fear letting the public have any control of this process.

“A vote on the terms of a deal, or on a no deal, is now the preference of the public. In either scenario, this must include the option of an Exit from Brexit.”

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