Opinion on proroguing Parliament to force a no-deal Brexit in Great Britain 2019

Close to half of British adults were opposed to the suggestion of forcing through a no-deal Brexit by 'proroguing' Parliament according to an opinion poll taken shortly the UK government announced it's intention to do just that on August 28, 2019. The idea of preventing MPs from voting against a no-deal Brexit by formally ending the Parliamentary session shortly before the Brexit deadline in October 2019 was brought forward by some candidates for the leadership of the UK's Conservative Party. Among Remain voters, 73 percent were opposed to prorogation, whereas 51 percent of Leave voters supported the idea.

Would you support or oppose proroguing Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit?*

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Release date

August 2019


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

August 28, 2019

Number of respondents

5,734 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

GB Adults

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*T he government have set a date for the new Queen's speech in October, meaning that the present session of Parliament will be "prorogued" and Parliament will not meet between mid-September and mid-October, in the run up to Brexit. Do you think it is or is not acceptable for the government to stop Parliament from meeting during this period?"

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