Britain split over prospect of second Brexit vote, poll finds

A couple push a Save Our Sovereignty trolley through a tunnel during the first leg of the March to Leave.

Exactly the same proportion of voters believe there should be a second referendum on Brexit as think the UK should leave the EU without a deal, according to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer.

The survey shows the country split down the middle, with 43% supporting a delay to Brexit in order to hold a second public vote and 43% believing the UK should simply quit without any agreement with Brussels.

If a second referendum were held with the options of accepting Theresa May’s deal or remaining in the EU on the ballot paper, 46% said they would back remain, against 36% who would vote to leave on the terms of the prime minister’s proposal.

The poll comes after a dramatic week of voting in parliament when the prime minister’s deal was rejected for a second time, by 149…

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