Polling released today reveals a huge groundswell of support in favour of the public having the final say on the Brexit deal.
The Populus poll of 8,154 people across the UK, commissioned by Best for Britain, shows 65 per cent of people across the UK now back a ‘final say’ vote on the Brexit deal.
The poll also shows even a majority of Leave voters now back a public vote on the Brexit deal [52 per cent] in a hammer blow who those who argue a final say would be a betrayal to those who voted to exit the EU.
Among respondents in Scotland, 69 per cent of people back a final say – with support at 85 per cent among SNP voters. There was a weighted sample of 709 in Scotland.
Scottish Labour MP and Best for Britain champion Ian Murray, said:
“This is a pivotal moment in the Brexit saga. It is now clear that the huge majority of the British public are in favour of a people’s vote, with Leave voters also recognising how badly Theresa May has handled the negotiations.
“In Scotland, support for a people’s vote is even stronger. The Scottish Parliament last week backed a final say, and the strength of feeling among Labour, LibDem and SNP voters is unquestionable.
“With issues such as the Irish border unresolvable, voters want to choose if Britain should still go ahead with Brexit – and they must be given that opportunity.”
Best for Britain chief executive Eloise Todd said:
“This poll is a ground-breaking moment in the campaign to bring about a people’s vote. For the first time people who voted to leave in 2016 want a vote on the final deal.
“This is a turning point in the campaign because whether people voted leave or remain no one voted to be ruled by other countries, be worse off or to have Brexit rumble on for years to come.”