The majority of Britons now want a second referendum on the UK quitting the European Union (EU), according to a new survey.

Fifty-three per cent of people would back a vote on whether to accept the terms of the final Brexit deal, with 47 per cent opposed, a Survation poll found.

When the same question was asked in April, a majority of 54 per cent were against a second referendum.

The survey results suggest there is increasing opposition among the public to a ‘hard Brexit’.

Only 35 per cent agreed with Theresa May that “no deal is better than a bad deal” in EU negotiations, the research for The Mail on Sunday found.

Some 69 per cent of people were against Britain leaving the EU customs union – a key issue in the talks.

It comes amid speculation over increasing tension among the Prime Minister’s cabinet over Brexit.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will reportedly argue for the UK to stay in the customs union in a bid to soften the break and alter Mrs May’s approach.

The PM outlined her vision of a hard Brexit in January, saying she wanted Britain to be able to make its own trade deals while maintaining trade with Europe that was as “frictionless as possible”.

Meanwhile, another poll has found Labour voters overwhelmingly support the softest possible deal. 

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