Poll finds quarter of Remainers WANT Brexit to happen

Britain was divided over the result of the June 2016 referendum, but almost a year down the line, the break from Brussels is being called for by more people than ever.

A new poll has revealed while not everyone supports the divorce, calls for Britain to leave the EU to continue are growing louder.

YouGov results have shown although the majority of people want to go ahead with Brexit, 26 per cent do not actually back it but think it is too late to go back.

At the same time, 44 per cent actively support the break.

The so-called “48 percent” who gave themselves the title after voting against Brexit during the June 2016 referendum, has dramatically decreased in size and support.

Now, the number of those who wish to reverse Brexit is just seven per cent, according to the poll.

Prime Minister Theresa May suffered embarrassment at the polls on June 8 when she failed to increase her majority in Parliament in the landslide which was expected.

Britain is now left with a coalition Government – meaning the Brexit boat could be rocked.

The negotiating targets outlined by Mrs May are supported by the majority of Britons, with as many as 50 per cent being happy with them, and a slightly higher number believing the plan is good for the nation.

As many as 61 per cent say they respect the result of the referendum.

But Mrs May has lost the confidence of many.

While in March 48 per cent had confidence in the Prime Minister’s ability to negotiate, this has fallen to 37per cent. 

And the support for the Prime Minister’s Brexit team is also falling.

In April 40 per cent agreed the Government is doing a good job on Brexit, but now, that figure is 22 per cent.

Liberal Democrat Tim Farron called for a second referendum – but support for another vote stands at just 17 per cent.

However, is growing calls to change the direction of Brexit, with 23 per cent now calling for a “softer” split from Brussels.

When asked about the “ideal” outcome, 35 per cent said remaining in the EU would be their preference.

Brexit negotiations are due to start on Monday in Brussels but that will be the only day of talks next week.

The talks will continue throughout the summer.

Brexit Secretary David Davis’ meeting with EU negotiator Michel Barnier follows preliminary negotiations in Brussels between officials.

In a statement the European Commission said: “The opening of negotiations at political level next week will focus on issues related to citizens’ rights, the financial settlement, the Northern Irish border and other separation issues, as part of the sequenced approach to the talks.

“Both sides will also discuss the structure of the negotiations and the issues that need to be addressed over the coming months.”

YouGov surveyed 1651 people.

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