The majority of Remain voters now agree that Britain should take control of its borders after Brexit, end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice and pay little or nothing to leave the EU.
A major survey of more than 20,000 people revealed that an overwhelming majority of voters now prefer a so-called “hard Brexit” to a soft one.
Almost 70 per cent of people said they preferred a deal with the European Union which ended membership of the single market, ongoing payments and continued freedom of movement.
A similar percentage of people said they would prefer “no deal” to a “soft Brexit”.
The findings will provide a major boost for Brexiteers and could prove a damaging setback for some Remainers who still hold out hope of stopping the UK’s withdrawal from the bloc.
The survey, originally reported by Buzzfeed, revealed that a majority of Remain and Leave voters support a Brexit deal which delivers the UK full control over EU immigration and will lead to lower levels of EU immigration than there are now.
Some 57.5 per cent of Leave voters backed that outcome along with 51.3 per cent of voters who backed Remain.
On the issue of whether or not the UK should pay a divorce bill, there was strong support for either a much smaller payment than the figures floated by Brussels or no payment at all.
About 54 per cent of Remain and Leave voters said they would support the payment of a bill in the region of £10billion.
But even more – 54.7 per cent Remain and 56.9 per cent Leave – said they backed the UK handing over no money to the EU.
The Telegraph recently revealed that the Government is prepared to pay a Brexit bill of up to £36 billion.
Theresa May has made ending the jurisdiction of the ECJ over Britain one of her negotiating “red lines”.
The survey suggests that both Remain and Leave voters back her position.
Some 52.2 per cent of Remain voters said they would support a deal which meant Britain adopts some EU laws but is no longer subject to decisions made by the European court.
Close to 60 per cent of Leave voters said they supported the same outcome.