Two-thirds of Brits want the government to reach a trade deal with the EU, according to a new opinion poll. The poll, conducted by YouGov on behalf of Best for Britain, shows the country overwhelmingly supports ending the Brexit transition period with a trade deal in less than a month’s time.
1,703 people were asked whether they would prefer for the UK to reach a deal with the EU before the end of the transition period. 66% of those polled supported leaving with a deal, compared to just 15% who said they would prefer a no-deal outcome.
The poll also found that Conservative voters prefer a trade deal to a no-deal outcome by a ratio of 2 to 1.
Every region in the UK came out in favour of a EU trade deal by the end of this year. London and the North of England were the regions with the highest levels of support for a deal, at 73% and 68% respectively.
With just a few weeks to go before the end of the transition period, Best for Britain CEO Naomi Smith said the findings show the Prime Minister “has no mandate for no-deal”.
“A year ago he won the election on a promise of delivering an ‘oven-ready’ trade agreement with the EU. He told voters the chance of no-deal was ‘a million to one’.
Failing to deliver on those promises just a year down the line, while the country is in the middle of the most painful economic recession in recent memory, would be a betrayal of all those voters who supported the Prime Minister at the last election and, in his own words, a failure of statesmanship.”