Nearly one in eight people in the UK believe Brexit has been a success, a poll suggests.
The Ipsos survey, carried out on the fourth anniversary of the UK’s exit from the EU, showed that more than half, namely 57%, thought it had been a failure.
And only 13% said it was more successful.
The poll also shows that 70% of British people believe Brexit will have a negative impact on the British economy.
Meanwhile, just 13% think this has had a positive impact on the UK’s ability to control immigration and its borders – widely seen as a key driver behind the UK’s decision to leave the EU in 2016.
The majority also believe that Brexit will have a negative impact on the UK’s future economic growth prospects, as well as the country’s position on the world stage.
Despite the high-profile Brexit deal promising that leaving the EU would mean an extra £350m for the NHS, only 11% think this has had a positive impact on the size of the UK’s spending on the health service.The poll shows Britons are unimpressed with Brexit so far.
Gideon Skinner, head of political research at Ipsos, said: “2019 was billed as the Brexit election, and this was a key factor in Boris Johnson’s victory.
“But there is little sign that this will play a dominant role in 2024, as British public concerns about public services, the cost of living and borders are paramount.
“But it also reflects how attitudes to Brexit have changed since then, particularly since the autumn of 2022. Today, most Britons consistently think it has a negative impact on their country, and even those who tend to support the decision often feel that this could be done better.
“Like the general mood of the nation, the challenge for the Conservative Party is whether they can reverse the perception that Brexit has damaged issues people care deeply about such as the economy, the National Health Service (NHS) and immigration.”