Britons taking European Union citizenship boomed in Brexit vote year

CBI urges for soft Brexit financial services deal

CBI urges for soft Brexit financial services deal

The EU has also stressed United Kingdom alignment with its environmental rules would be a "redline" for any future trade deal. The group is using the research to call on MPs to respond to the people's growing desire for a "final say".

Amid the complaints, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said it recognised disappointment but a transition deal was "safeguarding fishing communities".

"This poll is a turning point moment".

Anti-Brexit campaign group Best for Britain said the government should be "ashamed that people feel they have no option but to give up their citizenship or apply to be a dual national".

Nearly half the respondents* (48 per cent) say this is the aspect of the UK's exit from the EU that would cause them the most concern if not agreed during 2018; while a quarter (25 per cent) highlight regulation and regulatory equivalence, and one in ten (10 per cent) mention worries about a UK-EU trade deal.

Former Prime Ministers Sir John Major and Tony Blair have been vocal in calling for another referendum, but the Liberal Democrats and the Greens are the only parties in favor of another vote.

A quarter (24 per cent) say they are now less optimistic about Brexit than they were 12 months ago, while two thirds (62 per cent) say their opinion has not changed.

"If this attempt to buy an insurance policy turns into a decision to vote with their feet and leave the United Kingdom it could result in a brain drain that may threaten Britain's economic prospects, as it is likely to be the young and skilled who decide to move". Ireland's European Union commissioner in Brussels, Phil Hogan, said Monday that European Union leaders do not expect any substantive change in the UK's position before March 2019, even if there is a vote on the Brexit deal in Parliament before then.

Firms in the North need any future UK Brexit deal to incorporate "a significant amount of convergence with European Union rules" if they are going to continue to trade "seamlessly" across Ireland, an influential business group has warned. But he hoped that schools would find it "a useful place to visit".

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