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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - As many as 46 percent of the French are in favour of a "fast no-deal Brexit", according to a poll for Les Echos newspaper released Thursday.

    At the same time, 49 percent would like to continue EU-UK negotiations to secure an agreement, the survey by OpinionWay-Tilder found.

    Seventy-three percent of the French believe that Brexit will not have any impact on their work, 15 percent believe that the consequences will be negative for them, while 7 percent expect a positive effect.

    The French government launched a special program of preparations for a no-deal outcome in January, shortly after the UK House of Commons voted down the withdrawal agreement. The deal has since been rejected once again in the UK Parliament.

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    Instead of leaving on 29 March, as originally agreed, the United Kingdom has received an extension from the European Council — until 22 May if the deal is passed in the parliament by March 29 or until 12 April if it is not.

    France's preparations for a no-deal outcome include 580 additional jobs and $56 million in funding, among other measures, to ensure border controls function seamlessly.

    The survey was carried out online on 20-26 March among 1,889 people.

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