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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

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