Nearly 60 percent of Britain’s Conservative Party members are opposed to Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union and prefer to leave the EU with no deal, a new survey shows.
The YouGov survey shows the exit deal enjoys the support of only 38 percent of members of her own party.
Also, 76 percent of those polled said warnings over a no-deal split are exaggerated or invented.
May believed opposition to her deal might soften after the Christmas holiday, but the new poll found that Conservative Party grassroots would overwhelmingly prefer to leave the EU without a deal than stick with the agreement negotiated by the Tory premier.
The UK parliament will vote on the prime minister’s deal in the third week of this month.
Without a parliamentary approval, the UK will either have to crash out of the EU without a deal or delay Brexit.
May’s deal has been widely criticized by both allies and rivals.
The British leader…