Brexit: three in five export businesses see no positive effect of free-trade deals, government research finds 16/08/2023
The ability to sign free trade deals independently was touted as one of the main positives with Brexit, however agreements with Australia and New Zealand have been predicted to have limited economic impact.
‘I was fed a lie’: Brexit-voting retiree misses fresh ricotta and €500-a-month Italian cottage 14/08/2023
Manchester resident, 68, says she was lied to by politicians and would vote Remain if she got a second chance.
With large-scale, pro-EU protests set to hit London next month, UK citizens seem to have lost patience with Brexit.
UK expatriates have expressed regret at no longer being able to live in their houses in Europe after failing to obtain residency visas. None more so than those who voted for Brexit.
‘Most of my family voted to Remain. They think I was naïve, to put it politely,’ says 49-year-old Barny Gaveney. / ‘Thinking about what we had then and what we have now is soul-destroying’
‘I made a huge mistake’: Brexit-voting Briton can’t get visa to live in his £43,000 Italian home 07/08/2023
A 35-year-old graphic designer from Bristol told i he wishes he could ‘turn back time and vote Remain’.
Regret for leaving European Union reaches all time high with majority now wanting to rejoin group 01/08/2023
The UK voted to leave the European Union in 2016, but Brexit regret is now at an all time high, according to two separate polls.
‘I voted for Brexit and was told it wouldn’t affect expats – now I can’t live in my £13,000 Italian house’ 28/07/2023
Greg Walter, from Winchester, says he feels betrayed as he and his partner are struggling to get visas to live in Italy. / A British couple in their sixties have bought a bargain €15,000 (£13,000) three-bedroom house in Italy for their retirement – but they cannot get a visa to live in it because of post-Brexit travel rules.
The British public now regrets Brexit more than at any other point since the referendum, according to two separate pollsters: YouGov and Deltapoll. Last week, YouGov recorded their highest ever share of voters, 57%, saying Brexit was a mistake. Just 32% thought Brexit was the correct decision. A majority of voters, 51%, now even wants to join the EU...
There’s a growing understanding in Britain that the country’s vote to quit the European Union, a decisive moment in the international rise of reactionary populism, was a grave error.
YouGov polling is the latest in a rising trend to show a majority in favour of rejoining the European Union.
More voters want to rejoin the EU than stay out, polling shows, as 57% blame it for inflation 02/07/2023
Latest set of polling shows ‘Bregret’ has become consolidated among the British public. / More adults believe the UK should rejoin the European Union than remain outside of it, new polling shows.
Have voters changed their minds about leaving the EU, and has Brexit fundamentally reshaped our political identities.
Seven years after the EU Referendum, Brexit is finding it increasingly difficult to retain its 2016 supporters let alone recruit new ones
A major study by the UK in a Changing Europe think tank and pollsters Public First lays bare 'bregrets' seven years after Britain voted to leave the EU.
On 23 June, it will be seven years since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Two years before the Brexit referendum, Clacton-on-Sea saw its MP defect to Brexit-supporting UKIP. How do people in the resort feel about it all now?
How has the UK evolved over seven years to become a country that again favours being in the EU? And when can we hope to rejoin?
It is in Former Brexit Voters that the Flame of a Truly Impactful Rejoin Movement is Now Being Kindled 19/06/2023
Many of the leave voters George Llewelyn met in 2021 were dissatisfied Eurosceptics who are now ardent rejoiners. How did it happen?
Brexit was bound to fail and has - we must now return to the centre of Europe, Lord Heseltine says 18/06/2023
Lord Heseltine said it is time to stop ‘hiding from the damage’ caused by Brexit. / Lord Heseltine has called for Britain to “recreate our position at the centre of Europe” after the failure of Brexit.
Giles Merritt assesses British remorse for leaving the EU, and suggests that Brussels should weigh the advantages of a constructive new relationship.
Voters are increasingly realising that Brexit was bad for Britain.
Brexit regrets growing as more voters say it has a negative effect on economy, NHS and services, poll shows 03/06/2023
It is fuelling rising support for rejoining the EU, with almost half (49 per cent) of voters now wanting to reverse Brexit – the highest level recorded by BMG Research in surveys for i.
"Brexit was a massive failure of leadership," Guy Verhofstadt said. "But in a democracy people can call upon new leadership to undo the mistakes of the past."
Seven years on from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, more Brexiteers than ever regret their decision.