Four out of five people want the Government to get tougher on Brexit

Four out of five people want the Government to get tougher on Brexit.

That’s according to a Red C survey which found 82% of voters want politicians to take a tougher stance.

A large majority of the Irish public believe our politicians need to take a firmer stance in negotiations about the UK leaving the EU.

Brexit was triggered in March but the real talks won’t get underway until later this year, when the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier will represent Irish interests.

Michel Barnier visited the local area recently where he met with members of the local agri-food sector and local council representatives.

The poll also found 75% of people surveyed trust the Government and 72% trust the EU’s negotiating team, but only 43% trust the British Government.

One of the top three priorities identified by Mr Barnier’s team is the border between the North and the South of Ireland.

The threat of a hard border has led to some discussion of other outcomes, including a United Ireland.