More and more Britons believe that Brexit has hurt the country’s economy and impact on the world stage, with indications pointing to a growing desire for a second referendum, according to a survey by data research group Savanta on EU membership.
to me The Savanta survey was published on Sunday In the British newspaper The Independent, most respondents believe that leaving the European Union has severely damaged key elements of the UK economy and reduced the UK’s ability to control its borders.
On January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom officially left the European Union for good after months of protracted negotiations.
Secession from Brussels occurred after the British referendum on 23 June 2016, in which approximately 52% of Britons expressed their desire to leave the European bloc.
Now, two years after Brexit, nearly two-thirds of Britons surveyed support a new referendum on EU membership: 65% call for a new vote, up from 55% just a year ago.
Meanwhile, 22% want to return to the polls in five years, 24% in six to ten years, and only 4% in more than twenty years.
On the contrary, only 24% of those surveyed – compared to 34% a year ago – believe that a new referendum should not be held.
political and economic decline
In a country beset by political crises — the last prime minister, Liz Truss, was only in power for 40 days before leaving office — but also affected by a raging economic crisis, Britons in the Savanta poll believe the country’s ability to run itself has deteriorated since leaving the EU.
56% believe that leaving the EU has worsened the economy (versus 44%) and 50% believe it has reduced their ability to control their borders (versus 43%).
In terms of image, half of those surveyed believe that Brexit has exacerbated Britain’s global influence.
In the event of a new referendum, it is quite possible that the result of 2016 will be reversed.
According to the same Savanta poll, 54% of respondents now believe Brexit was the wrong choice for the country, up from 46% previously.
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