A majority of the British population wants to remain in the European Union
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    A majority of the British population wants to remain in the European Union

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    A majority of the British population think the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union, according to a new poll published in The Independent on Sunday. There will be a decisive Parliament vote on Tuesday. 

    BMG Research took a poll of 1,500 people between 4 and 7 December, which showed that 52% of British people now want to remain in the EU, 40% still want to leave, 6% don’t know and 1% abstained. 

    Support for Remain has continued to increase since the summer. The Independent said it went above 50% in December. 

    Nearly half of those who took part think the compromise negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May is a “bad deal” and 43% think Parliament should reject it on Tuesday. 

    Jason Bennett
    The Brussels Times