Brexit support hits record low in the UK

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Support for Brexit in the UK has hit a record low, with only 32 percent now believing that leaving the EU was the right thing to do. In a poll conducted by YouGov, over half of respondents, or 56 percent, explicitly stated that it was wrong to leave the bloc.

The rest of those surveyed said they did not know.

This comes as another poll was carried out by Redfield and Wilton Strategies last month asking how people would vote in another membership referendum.

In that survey the option “rejoin” took a record 14-point lead, as the current economic situation seems to be leading people to question how sensible it was to leave the single market.

Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey said this week that the British economy was performing significantly worse than the Eurozone or US.

MPs on the Treasury Committee were told that Brexit had added six percentage points to food inflation specifically in Britain.

According to YouGov, out of those who voted Leave in 2016 one in five, or 19 percent, said it had been the wrong decision.

Although 70 percent still maintained that it had been the right thing, it is to date the highest percentage of Brexit voters to have changed their minds.

Nine out of 10 Remain voters say Britain should not have left the EU.

This week Rishi Sunak appeared to give up on hopes of achieving a trade deal with the US before the next election, something Boris Johnson had sworn to make happen.

The Prime Minister has denied that Brexit has substantially damaged the British economy, saying at the G20 summit in Bali each country’s difficulties were caused by “idiosyncratic” factors.

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has also stated his party will not attempt to rejoin the EU should they gain power.

He told LBC Radio: “It’s straight no from me. We’re not going back into the EU. [We want to] make Brexit work.”

The Liberal Democrats said in 2019 that they were in favour of rejoining, however, they have not yet implemented a comprehensive plan to do so.

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