More than six in ten Britons view Brexit negatively: ‘Even a large minority of Leave voters say things are going badly’


More than six in ten Britons have a negative opinion of Britain’s exit from the European Union or believe that exit from the European Union is worse than expected. This is evidenced by a survey commissioned by The Observer, the research institute Opinium, the results of which were published at Christmas. About 1,900 adults were surveyed.


About a quarter (26 percent) think Brexit has gone worse than currently expected. And 35 percent already predicted that leaving the European Union would be bad, and that prediction was confirmed. Only 14 per cent think Britain got out of it better by retreating into itself.

About a year ago, Britain called the European Union a customs union. Officially, Britain’s exit from the European Union has already entered into force on January 31, 2020, but until the end of last year there was a transitional phase with almost the same rules as before. A few days before the split, London and Brussels agreed on a joint trade agreement.

to me observer In fact, 42 percent of those who voted to leave the European Union in the Brexit referendum now have a negative rating. “We are now seeing a significant minority of exit voters saying things are getting worse, or at least worse than expected,” said Adam Drummond of Opinium. Instead of two closed blocs of opponents and supporters of Brexit, the latter group is now more divided.

The consequences of Britain’s exit from the European Union have been visible in recent months. Not only were there empty shelves in supermarkets, but gas stations were also on dry land due to a shortage of truck drivers. Before leaving the EU, these drivers mostly came from Eastern Europe, but the workers’ freedom of movement has now ended. There is also a shortage of employment in other occupations in the service sector in Great Britain.

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