Just below two-thirds of UK residents regard the choice to go away the EU as a failure, a survey signifies
A majority of UK residents would vote to rejoin the European Union (EU) if a second Brexit referendum was to be held, in line with the findings of a brand new ballot.
A YouGov survey of greater than 2,100 adults in the UK launched on Tuesday confirmed that 51% of respondents are in favor of re-establishing ties with the EU, with simply 32% saying that they assist the 2016 vote to go away. The share of individuals in search of a reunion with Brussels has risen by 11 factors since 2021, when London formally withdrew from the bloc.
Some 57% of Britons, in the meantime, stated that the UK made the improper choice within the 2016 referendum. That is the highest-tallied determine of anti-Brexit sentiment famous amongst UK residents to have been recorded by YouGov. The information additionally signifies that one in 5 individuals who voted to go away would now vote to stay within the EU.
Seven years after the Brexit referendum, lots of the financial advantages promised by its most ardent campaigners have but to bear fruit. The UK stays within the grips of a cost-of-living disaster, whereas latest inflation figures have proven rises at a sooner tempo in comparison with different main European international locations.
British holidaymakers additionally proceed to expertise prolonged delays and longer queues at European airports, largely attributable to strict EU border controls. Elsewhere, meals costs within the UK have risen attributable to provide chain logistical points, in addition to a discount within the availability of migrant staff.
A UK commerce cope with the US, championed as one of many main financial advantages of Brexit, additionally stays out of attain regardless of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak formalizing the so-called ‘Atlantic Declaration’ with Joe Biden’s administration in Washington final month.
The gloomy outlook on post-Brexit Britain displays feedback made by Nigel Farage in Might. Talking to the BBC, Farage, who was a central determine within the marketing campaign to go away the EU, stated that “Brexit has failed.” He added that its implementation had been poorly dealt with by the ruling Conservative Social gathering, which Farage stated had “allow us to down very, very badly.”
These feedback seem to position Farage inside the 63% of its ballot respondents who stated that Brexit has been extra of a failure than successful, in line with YouGov’s information this week. Simply 12% stated that they see Brexit as successful, whereas one other 18% have been undecided.