Brexit: Poll finds most Britons doubt UK’s future
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 16:40:08
(VOVworld) - A majority of Britons believe the Brexit vote increases the chances of the United Kingdom breaking apart, said a survey by a market research firm for the Observer.
|British Prime Miniter Theresa May in a press conference in Brussels on March 9th
According to the poll, 54% of the Britons agree that the vote to leave the EU has made a break-up more likely. Among Scots, that figure is even higher - 63%. These numbers are bad new for Prime Minister Theresa May who is planning to visit Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland to build consensus before triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty at the end of this month.
On Saturday, Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, called for a second referendum on Scottish independence. 47% of Scots polled say they would vote for independence; 44% say they would vote no.