Almost half of British people want second referendum on Brexit, new poll finds

Nearly half of voters want a final say before Britain formally leaves the EU, according to the survey.

And support for staying in the EU is now 53 per cent compared to 47 per cent who still back Brexit, the poll by Survation found.

The projected result would reverse the result of the referendum which took place two years ago tomorrow and saw Leave win by 52 per cent to 48.

Polling for ITV’s Good Morning Britain found that 48 per cent of those questioned wanted a second referendum on the final Brexit deal, against just 25 per cent who did not. Some 18 per cent said they did not have an opinion and nine per cent did not know.

The poll, carried out by Survation for ITV’s Good Morning Britain, found Britons are divided on what they want from Brexit, with 43 per cent wanting the UK to remain in the single market and customs union, while 37 per cent want a harder Brexit in which Britain leaves both.

It was published shortly before tens of thousands of people from across the country gathered in central London to demand a second referendum.

Organisers of the People’s Vote March estimated that 100,000 had turned out to oppose Brexit – the largest protest since the 2016 referendum.

The march was led from Pall Mall to Parliament Square by 96-year-old Second World War veteran Stephen Goodall.

Speaking beforehand, he said: “When I look at the politicians in Westminster who are now so recklessly seeking to sever some ties for their own narrow purposes, I feel a sense of shame and despair.”

Many demonstrators booed when they passed Downing Street and some chanted “Where’s Jeremy Corbyn?”.

Once the march reached Parliament, speeches were given by working people from across the UK, including farmers, doctors, students and fishermen.

A number of politicians were also present, including Tory MP Anna Soubry, the Liberal Democrats’ Sir Vince Cable and Sir Nick Clegg, and Labour’s David Lammy. They were joined by comedian Andy Parsons, actor Tony Robinson and campaigner Gina Miller.

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