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Poll: 60% of voters believe Theresa May will agree to Brexit border in Irish Sea

A majority of the Northern Ireland public fear being betrayed by Prime Minister Theresa May in the final Brexit deal, a poll for the Times has found.

It comes after Theresa May on the BBC's Andrew Marr show refused to deny that a no-deal Brexit would lead to a hard border being imposed in Ireland. She, and many of her government and leading Brexiteers have stressed they will not agree to any deal with the EU which would effectively see a border created in the Irish sea.

Chancellor Philip Hammond said a no deal would be better than any deal that divided the UK.

Results from the survey for the Times, published on Monday, found 60% believed the Prime Minister would renege on her promise on avoiding a sea border.

Twenty-six percent had their doubts she would keep her promise while only 12% said they had their full trust in her maintaining her pledge.

 

The poll also found a near 50/50 split among the public on if there should be a second referendum. Should there be another one, the survey found a near similar vote to how Northern Ireland voted in the 2016 referendum with 56% in favour or remaining.

The poll also found 22% though the DUP tie-up with the Conservatives would be of "great benefit" with 51% feeling it would be "detrimental".

In a poll on the Belfast Telegraph Facebook page last week 60% of the near 4,000 taking part said Northern Ireland should have special status after Brexit.

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