Just 1 in 10 voters think a 'no deal' Brexit would be good for UK - poll

Posted On: 
27th October 2017

Just 10% of the UK public thinks leaving the EU without a trade deal would be a ‘good thing’, according to the latest YouGov poll.

The poll also found a third thought it was 'likely' Britain would leave without a deal
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The study for The Times found a majority (57%) said it would be ‘bad’ for Britain if it ended up leaving without an agreement.

But just under a third of respondents (32%) thought the Government should still quit the block if Theresa May fails to negotiate a deal in the two year Article 50 timeframe.

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Meanwhile just over 40% think it is ‘unlikely’ that Britain will end up leaving the EU without a deal, while just over a third see it as ‘likely’.

The poll comes after anti-Brexit campaigners revealed they are prepared to launch a second legal action against the Government over the failure to guarantee parliament a binding vote on the final deal.

The Times reports that the group behind the successful Article 50 challenge earlier this year are prepared to return to the courts to have the matter enshrined in primary legislation. 

It comes after ten Tory MPs gave their backing to an amendment in the Repeal Bill insisting Brexit must be “subject to the prior enactment of a statute by parliament approving the final terms of withdrawal”.

Treasury Select Committee chair Nicky Morgan yesterday warned David Davis in the Commons that Tory rebels were “deadly serious”.

Ministers have so far only pledged to give MPs and peers a straight vote on a final agreement, and this week raised doubts over whether it would happen before March 2019.