Two thirds of people disapprove May’s negotiations

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 12:05 GMT, Oct 8, 2017 |

The survey, conducted by polling firm ORB International and seen by The Telegraph, found that almost two thirds of people disapprove of her government’s negotiations with the European Union to leave the bloc.

A previous poll conducted by ORB in early September found that only 45 percent of Britons think May will get the right deal for the country during Brexit negotiations.

The recent poll also indicated that Britons would show opposition to her continued leadership as prime minister despite her party’s defeat in the June snap elections.

May called for snap elections days before Brexit Talks opened, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in the talks with the Brussels. But the move actually cost her party more than a dozen seats across the country.

She is now under pressure from her own Conservative Party and activists to leave office. A former chairman of her party said he had garnered the support of 30 lawmakers who wanted her to quit.

May, however, said on Friday that she would stay on as prime minister to provide stability.

She triggered two-year Brexit negotiations with the Brussels in March, saying she intends to end Britain’s 44-year relationship in pursuit of a new place for the UK in the global order.

Senior EU officials, however, fear that upcoming Brexit talks with the prime minister that is scheduled for October 19 could be made irrelevant if there is a change of government.

Reports said they held secret Brexit talks with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn in recent weeks to seek assurances from him that he will honor promises made by the Conservatives if he sweeps to power before Britain leaves the EU in 2019.

“Corbyn is beginning to be taken seriously in Brussels,” The Daily Telegraph cited an unnamed official. “He has been a mystery on European affairs through the referendum and since.”

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