Thursday 8 December 2016

7pc regret voting to leave EU

Published 02/07/2016 | 02:30

With the political system plunged into turmoil and Chancellor George Osborne declaring an economic shock, 7pc of Leave voters now regret their decision to back Brexit, according to research. Photo: AP
With the political system plunged into turmoil and Chancellor George Osborne declaring an economic shock, 7pc of Leave voters now regret their decision to back Brexit, according to research. Photo: AP

More than half of all Britons believe the country's position in the world (51pc) and economy (54pc) have got worse since the vote to leave the European Union, a poll has found.

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With the political system plunged into turmoil and Chancellor George Osborne declaring an economic shock, 7pc of Leave voters now regret their decision to back Brexit, according to the Opinium research.

A week after the result was announced, the effect is already trickling through as 21pc of Britons are feeling a deterioration in their personal finances.

Voters are now considering what the country should do next and a clear majority (60pc) think there should be a general election before negotiations begin with the EU.

But they are split on what the negotiating priority should be, with a third (33pc) marking immigration controls as their number one issue but 37pc insisting staying in the single market must take precedence.

Irish Independent

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