Most Britons think Brexit is not worth the economic hit, new poll finds

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leaves 11 Downing Street. Photo: BEN STANSALL/A

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leaves 11 Downing Street. Photo: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images. - Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Most Britons think Brexit is not worth it if it means a lower rate of economic growth, a new poll has revealed.

The Sky Data polling comes after figures released by the Treasury suggest the economy could be 3.9% worse off after 15 years as a result of the government's proposed Brexit deal.

Just over half of Britons (51%) said that staying in the EU would be best for the economy. Just 24% think a no-deal Brexit with only 17% supporting the government's position.

Asked if Brexit under the government's deal would be worth it if it led to lower economic growth, 63% say it would not, with just 19% agreeing.

The polling appears to be at odds with some Brexiteers who claim that the Brexit vote was not about the economy.

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Best for Britain champion Layla Moran MP said: 'The public know this deal is a bad deal and they do not want to be made poorer. The Treasury's economic analysis today shows the grim reality of what lays ahead of us.

'In 2016, I do not believe that people who voted leave or remain, voted to give their families less money at the end of the month.

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'This is why the prime minister is looking at a colossal parliamentary defeat. With Parliament so deadlocked we must pass this back to the people and give them a final say on the Brexit deal.'

Another poll, carried out for the Daily Mail, has revealed most Britons now back a new referendum.

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