LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters / EP) –
Just over half of the British support a referendum to adopt any Brexit agreement, according to a survey published on Wednesday, just over two months before the date indicated for the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union.
In total, 52 percent of respondents have supported a public consultation while 29 percent have opposed and 19 percent have said they don't know, according to the company that conducted the survey, Kantar.
In the case of new national elections, the conservatives, who currently hold power, would reach 42 percent of the intention to vote, while Labor would remain at 28 percent.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly insisted that the United Kingdom will leave the EU on October 31 with or without a compromise. The hypothesis of a 'hard Brexit', however, has generated movements among the deputies, who are already studying the feasibility of a motion of censure that will stop an abrupt exit.
Citizens, as the survey shows, do not want to leave the EU without at least having been consulted about the conditions and consequences of an agreement or the lack of it.