The public would rather scrap Brexit or hold a second referendum than face a chaotic no-deal at Halloween if the new prime minister cannot strike a fresh agreement, a poll has found.
Voters are sceptical that Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt can negotiate a better Brexit deal in only three months, amid the same political turmoil that toppled Theresa May.
If a new agreement proves impossible, something many in Westminster and Brussels expect, an exclusive survey found 43 per cent of voters would opt for revoking the decision to leave the EU over a disorderly Brexit, which was backed by 38 per cent.
The BMG poll for The Independent also found 41 per cent would support a Final Say referendum to resolve the impasse, a scenario that commands greater Commons support than cancelling Brexit altogether.
Alarm over the looming prospect of a no-deal Brexit has risen since Ms May’s resignation, as her likely successor, Mr Johnson, has pledged to leave the EU on 31 October, with or without an agreement.
Via The Independent