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Most British voters want Brexit compromise, but Tories don't - Politico.eu
According to the poll of 3,006 voters carried out between Monday and Friday, the public is so set against "no deal" it would prefer to remain in the EU than leave without a divorce agreement. By 53 percent to 47 percent, voters say they would prefer Britain stayed in the EU than leave without a deal.

The result is likely to spark further calls from anti-Brexit campaigners for a so-called People's Vote on the terms of Britain's EU divorce, with the option of remaining in the bloc on the ballot paper.

By 47 percent to 35 percent, voters also want the U.K. prime minister to "compromise" with the EU to get a deal, rather than walk away without one in March.


But there's a hitch:
Despite apparent public willingness to compromise to reach an acceptable agreement with Brussels, the views of Conservative voters are much more hard-line, posing a major strategic headache for the prime minister.

Overall, 48 percent of those who voted Conservative in the 2017 election who took part in the survey would prefer May walking away without a deal to a compromise, compared to 41 percent who would prefer her to compromise.


Also of note:
Even starker, British voters would prefer (by 59 percent to 41 percent) to have the power to strike independent trade deals even if doing so means a hard border in Ireland.
by Bernard on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 02:13:58 PM EST
British voters still don't understand what's going on.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 03:00:09 PM EST
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sheep are so much easier to herd into the truck if they don't know if going to the slaughterhouse

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 03:35:02 PM EST
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percentage difference figures in single figures or the teens don't matter anymore. Those drenched in heriditary power and entitlements who are driving this bus of the cliff for their own enrichment have got the result they paid for 2 years back and nothing will dissuade them now.

Public sentiment will only break against brexit when the public really knows what it means, which judging by what's happening in the US, will take 18 - 24 months to sink in.

By which time it will be well past the point where anything could be done about it. Even marching on Westminster will be futile cos all the guilty will have already stashed their ill-gotten gains in Monaco and Bermuda and be sunning themselves on their brand new yachts.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 03:41:01 PM EST
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I am not a fan of misplaced precision either.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 03:55:31 PM EST
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