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Bored of Brexit? 70% of the UK are

Brexit Bored Survey

Theresa May is cutting short her summer holiday on Lake Garda today (FRIDAY) to talk Brexit with French President Emmanuel Macron.

But as she heads for M Macron’s retreat of Fort Bregancon on the French Riviera, nearly half the country has no confidence she can strike the right deal for Britain.

New research shows that 46% of Brits have no faith in Mrs May to get the right result for Britain.

A survey by Atomik Research shows that the PM does have the backing of a third (33%) of people.

No Faith In May

But in a telling display of how confusing the Brexit negotiations have become, 21% of the 2,003 people surveyed said they had no idea.

Mrs May enjoys far more support among men, with two in five backing her, compared to only a quarter (27%) of women

Perhaps surprisingly the PM enjoys her largest share of support among Millennials aged 25-34, with half (49%) backing her – the largest proportion of all age groups surveyed.

Millennials were also the most positive age group when asked whether or not they thought negotiations were going well, with 53% saying they were.

And they are also the age group least bored by Brexit coverage, with 63% saying they had had enough compared with a national total of 70%.

Three quarters (73%) of men said they were fed up hearing or reading about the endless rounds of talks between London and Brussels compared to two-thirds (66%) of women.

Bored of Brexit

With the prospect of a no deal becoming increasingly likely as negotiations hit a series of dead ends, just a quarter (24%) of Brits thought discussions were going well.

Sixty-three percent of those surveyed said they thought talks were failing with men being slightly more optimistic (57%) than women (69%).

People aged 65+ had the gloomiest outlook on the talks, with 82% saying there were going badly.

People in Yorkshire had the dimmest view in the UK of the talks’ progress, with 79% saying discussions were failing.

The country appears divided on the issue of a second referendum, with 42% saying the PM should go to the country a second time and 47% disagreeing.

People aged 35-44 are most in favour of a second ballot and the idea has most support in the capital, where two-thirds (66%) of Londoners want to vote again.

Of those who took part in the survey, 51% voted to leave the EU, 38% voted to remain, three per cent preferred not to say and seven per cent did not vote.

However, 80% of those surveyed said they would not change the way they voted, with nine per cent saying they could be swayed to vote a different way.

Second Referendum Vote


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