Only 10% Of Britons Think UK Has The Upper Hand In Brexit Negotiations: Poll
According to a new poll in seven European Union countries, French and Norwegian people are more supportive of Brexit than Britons.

The latest survey of Eurotrack revealed that only 10 per cent of Britons felt the UK “has the upper hand in the Brexit negotiations,” compared to 19 per cent of Germans and 27 percent of French.

About 67 per cent of Britons said it was the EU that has the upper hand in Brexit which is more than Germans 50 per cent or French 36 per cent.

The survey by Eurotrack is a regular report conducted by the British’s YouGov polling firm in seven countries including UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway.

The survey which was conducted between 13 and 19 December showed 37 per cent of French respondents would “prefer that Britain stays in the EU”, compared to 39 per cent of British respondents, 55 per cent of Germans, 62 percent of Danes, 59 per cent of Swedes and 54 per cent of Finns. In Norway, a non-EU country, 37 per cent also opposed Brexit.

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Most of the participants in all seven countries said that the British should leave the EU but “only after Brexit negotiations are complete” not “immediately”.

Following the weeks of EU pressure and domestic tensions on 8 December, the Prime Minister fixed a deal with Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of European Commission about the three main Brexit issues – citizens’ rights, the financial settlement, and a commitment to avoid a “hard border” in Ireland.

Some 38 per cent of Britons put first “allowing British companies to trade with the EU without tariffs or restrictions” when asked what should be the government’s “top priority for the Brexit negotiations with the EU” while 37 per cent put first “allowing Britain to make its own trade deals with countries outside the EU”.

Co-operation with the EU on security and counter-terrorism 32 per cent and control of EU immigration 34 per cent came just behind. Preventing a hard border on the island of Ireland was a priority for only 16 per cent of respondents.

The top priority in Germany was “Ensuring that the UK pays what it owes upon leaving” about 41 per cent and in France 38 per cent. Security co-operation was the main issue in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland.

A majority of Europeans reject the idea, laid out by the Social-Democrat leader Martin Schulz, of a “United States of Europe” in which members states that rejected a new federal constitution would have to leave. Mr Schulz’s vision was supported by 30 per cent of Germans, 28 per cent of French people, and only by 12-13 per cent of respondents in the Nordic countries.

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