NATIONAL: Seven out of ten Mumsnet users want a vote on the final Brexit deal

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A survey by Mumsnet has found that seven in ten users want a further referendum on Brexit. 

The UK’s largest website for parents carried out a survey of its users asking for their opinions on a second referendum. 

A stop Brexit billboard from Best For Britain is driven around Parliament Square, London, as part of Best for Britain. Picture: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

A stop Brexit billboard from Best For Britain is driven around Parliament Square, London, as part of Best for Britain. Picture: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

Of the 2,000 respondents to the survey 71 per cent backed calls for another vote, while 26 per cent did not. 

‘The government are making such a mess of this. I don’t think we should put our country at risk,’ one respondent said. 

60 per cent of survey respondents said they felt misled by claims made by campaigners in the 2016 referendum.

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This included 41 per cent who said they felt misled by claims made by the Leave campaign and 18 per cent who said they felt misled by claims made by both Remain and Leave.

‘Leave were not talking about no deal/crashing out at the time. Leaving with no deal is catastrophic for the country,’ a respondent said.

While another added: ‘There were too many scare tactics on both sides.’

22 per cent of those who say they voted Leave in 2016 say they now want to Remain, while 2 per cent of those who voted Remain in 2016 say they now want to Leave.

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‘We should have not been put in this position, it was a ridiculous miscalculation,’ a survey repondent said.

‘Our future has been sold up the river. I envisaged jobs, travel and opportunity, not having a potato delivered by the army.’

28 per cent of respondents would like a three-way referendum question (with second-preference voting) offering a choice between No Deal, the government’s deal, and Remain - the format advocated by former cabinet minister Justine Greening MP.

25 per cent would like a two-way choice between the government’s final deal and Remain, and 17 per cent would like a two-way choice between Leave and Remain.

‘I'm so worried. Food shortages, medicine shortages, unemployment, the threat to the NHS because of the hit to our economy. I'm desperately hoping it can be stopped,’ a respondent wrote. 

Mumsnet Founder Justine Roberts said: ‘Since the Brexit vote people have got a lot more insight about the likely terms of a Brexit deal and what it will actually mean in practical terms, with many saying the campaigns were misleading.

‘Given that new information most Mumsnet users would like a further vote on a Brexit deal and whether the terms are acceptable.’