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

PUBLISHED: 17:58 28 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:23 29 November 2018

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

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

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

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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.

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.

“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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