Theresa May "two years behind the public on Brexit"
Theresa May has been accused of being behind public opinion after ruling out any second referendum despite a poll showing a majority now wants one.
The PM's spokesman reiterated today that there would "be no second referendum in any circumstance" following the publication of a poll showing that a majority now back a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal by 50% to 40%.
The survey for Sky News found that more than three-quarters of the British public – 78% of those surveyed – think that the government is doing a bad job in negotiating Brexit, and just 10% think they are doing a good job.
Two-thirds (65%) believe that the government's negotiations will lead to a bad deal for Britain – including 51% of Leave voters.
Eloise Todd, CEO of the campaign group Best for Britain, which is calling for a second referendum, said: "The prime minister is behind public opinion - two years behind to be precise. "The public are becoming increasingly tired of being spoken for. They don't want a shoddy deal full of second-rate concessions, or a nightmare no deal.
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PM spokesman reiterates that there will "be no second referendum in any circumstance"
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"The sands of public opinion have shifted against Brexit - that's why it's crucial to have a people's vote on Brexit with the option to stay in the EU."
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The poll found that there was support for having three options on the ballot paper including leaving the EU without a deal, the deal agreed by the government, and an option to Remain.
Those surveyed by Sky News found that the choice to Remain was the preferred option – with 48% supporting staying in the EU compared to 27% preferring a 'no-deal' Brexit and just 13% supporting the Chequers agreement.
Taking into account second preferences, an overall majority would support remaining in the EU by 59% compared to a 'no-deal' Brexit which is supported by 41%.