Friday, January 28

Poll: Four out of ten who voted for Brexit are dissatisfied

Almost half of those who voted for Britain to leave the EU believe it has gone worse or worse than expected.

A protester shows his dissatisfaction with Brexit outside the parliament in London in early December.

It is these days one year since Britain formally took the step out of the EU. A measurement made for The Observer shows that 42 percent of those who voted for Brexit are dissatisfied with how it has gone.

26 percent say it has gone worse than expected, while 16 percent say they voted to leave the EU even though they thought it would go badly and that it has turned out to vote.

Among those who voted to stay in the union, 86 percent believe that things have gone worse or worse than they had expected.

In total, only 14 per cent of the respondents believe that the divorce has gone better than one might expect.

Adam Drummond of the polling agency Opinium says it is striking that even those who wanted out of the union are now more negative about how life without the EU has become.

“Instead of two blocs standing together against each other, the bloc that would remain united is that Brexit is bad, while those who wanted out of the EU are more divided,” says Drummund.

A majority in the UK voted to leave the EU in 2016. The current Prime Minister Boris Johnson was one of the frontrunners for the EU divorce campaign. There were very tough negotiations with the EU on how the relationship between the British and the EU should be. Johnson’s chief negotiator, EU Secretary of State David Frost, recently left the government.

Reference-www.aftenposten.no

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