Brexit has Made Britain a More Expensive and Poorer Country, Say Voters
EXCLUSIVE: Seven-in-ten voters say Brexit has hurt the economy and made living costs higher, with even Leave voters saying Britain is now worse off
SEVEN-IN-TEN VOTERS SAY UK IS NOW POORER AND MORE EXPENSIVE DUE TO BREXIT
EVEN LEAVE VOTERS ADMIT UK IS NOW SIGNIFICANTLY WORSE OFF
VOTERS BELIEVE THE NHS AND IMMIGRATION ARE ALSO IN A WORSE STATE DUE TO BREXIT
An overwhelming majority of voters now say Brexit has made the UK a more expensive and poor country, according to exclusive polling commissioned by the Byline Supplement.
Brexit campaigners had promised that leaving the EU would reduce living costs and boost the economy.
Senior Conservative politicians, including Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, also lined up this week to claim that the UK had seen “significant benefits” from leaving the EU.
However, a new poll conducted to mark the three-year anniversary of Brexit, by pollsters Omnisis, found that a large majority of voters no longer believe them.
Asked how Brexit has affected the UK economy, 73% now say it has made it worse, compared to just 4% who say it has made it better.
A further 78% of voters say that Brexit has made the cost-of-living in the UK worse, compared to just 2% who say the opposite.
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson had promised that Brexit would allow the UK to become a “high-wage” economy.
However, our poll found that just 4% of voters now believe pay has improved in the UK due to leaving the EU.
Voters also believe that Brexit has made other parts of life in the UK worse according to our poll.
63% say the NHS is now in a worse state due to leaving the EU, with a plurality of voters also saying workers’ rights are being hit.
Even the management of immigration, which was a central issue in the Brexit campaign, is now seen as being in a worse state due to leaving the EU. 56% of voters say immigration is now worse due to Brexit, with just 7% saying the opposite.
Separate polling conducted by Omnisis this week found that just 16% of all voters now believe they were told the truth by the Leave campaign.
Even Leave Voters Have Bregrets
Even those who voted to Leave the EU now concede that it has made things worse.
According to our poll, 58% of Leave voters say the UK economy is worse due to Brexit, compared to just 7% who believe the opposite.
A further 62% of Leave voters say that living costs are now worse due to leaving the EU.
Other findings suggests that there is now growing dissatisfaction with Brexit, right across the political divide.