Private equity veteran Guy Hands says Boris Johnson ‘threw the country and the NHS under the bus’.
Lessons of Brexit: the Conservative Party 23/01/2023
Brexit is an existential threat to Conservatism. When it fails, the party will need to ask itself some searching questions.
‘The project is probably now unsalvageable’, says former PM’s old employer. / The Conservatives have made such a “hash” of Brexit that the project is probably “unsalvageable”, according to Boris Johnson’s favourite newspaper.
Brexiteers cannot assume that their success of seven years ago is necessarily the final word on the matter.
Many who voted for the UK's exit from the EU now want back in, according to polls.
It is now two years since the UK left the EU single market and customs union ... However, there is no guarantee that the popularity of a policy will survive its implementation. And it appears that Brexit has not survived the test of time at all well so far as voters’ evaluations of its success are concerned.
Brexit regret: Why the ‘undeniable disaster’ finally hit home with the British public in 2022 01/01/2023
Public opinion shifted against Brexit after a deluge of damning evidence on economic costs.
‘Greater pessimism’ about impact of Brexit, says pollster John Curtice. / Almost one in three Leave voters want the UK to have a closer post-Brexit relationship with the EU, new polling has found.
Just a third of people who voted to leave the European Union in 2016 now think Brexit was a success, according to a new poll.
Steady ‘erosion’ in support for Brexit amid economic gloom, says Prof John Curtice.
Even after years of division and vitriol, it seems like Britain still needs to talk about Brexit. / More than six years after voting to leave the European Union, the UK is facing a prolonged recession and a deep cost-of-living crisis. Last week’s Autumn Statement heralded years of higher taxes and cuts to public spending.
The British government on Sunday denied a report that it is seeking a “Swiss-style” relationship with the European Union that would remove many of the economic barriers erected by Brexit — even as it tries to improve ties with the bloc after years of acrimony.
Brexit now considered a mistake by significant majority of the population as UK’s economic fortunes fade.
Six years after the UK voted to leave the EU, and two years since we officially left the trading bloc, Brexit has reared its head yet again this week.
Majority of Brits now regret Brexit, new poll finds - after public anger at cost of living and inflation 03/11/2022
An increasingly large majority of Brits now think Brexit was a mistake, new polling suggests. / After years of wrangling an exit deal with the EU and the ongoing Northern Ireland Protocol dispute, 57% of the country now believes leaving the bloc was an error.
The tide in Britain appears to have turned since the 2016 Brexit referendum. / According to a new poll, only 43% of the British population consider that the UK's departure from the European Union was a good decision, while 57% believe it was a mistake.
A surge in support for rejoining the EU means the debate on Brexit is far from over, according to the UK’s most-respected pollster, Adam Bienkov reports.
A persistent majority of Britons think Brexit was a mistake, one of the UK's leading pollsters said Wednesday, forecasting near-certain defeat for the Conservatives at the next election.
Professor Sir John Curtice said the vote six years ago had failed to settle the debate on whether the UK should be in the European Union.
“The truth is that Brexit is now probably less popular than it has been at any point since June 2016.” / Polling expert Sir John Curtis has said the 2016 Brexit referendum has failed to deliver a “permanent settlement” on the matter of Britain’s membership of the European Union.
Numbers wishing to rejoin EU steadily growing over past year, while parties maintain silence. / Polling evidence over the past year suggests that the 2016 Brexit referendum has failed to deliver a “permanent settlement” to the Brexit debate, polling guru Sir John Curtice has said.
Economic problems driving support for reversing Brexit ‘mistake’. / Britons would now vote to rejoin the EU in a second referendum by a record 14-point margin, a new poll has found.
A future leader will need to confront Brexiters in the same way Blair faced down the hard left over clause 4.
Being in the EU is the more popular option in polls now, writes John Curtice, because those who did not or could not vote in 2016 – such as younger people – support rejoining by more than three to one. / On average in the polls, more than 80 per cent of those 18- to 24-year-olds (nearly all of whom were too young in 2016) who express a referendum preference say they would vote to join the EU.
Brexit driving UK constitutional crises 27/09/2022
rexit is still influencing constitutional issues in the UK, with ‘Remainers’ increasingly unhappy with and mistrusting the government, an event discussing the National Centre for Social Research’s (NatCen’s) British Social Attitudes report has heard.