A majority of British people regret voting for Brexit

(Photo by Stefan Rousseau/WPA Pool/Getty Images)Prime Minister Theresa May flying to Cardiff after visiting Scotland and Northern Ireland during a tour of the four nations of the UK on March 29.

LONDON – The most recent YouGov poll, conducted one year from the date in 2019 when the UK officially leaves the European Union, shows that a majority of British people now regret voting for Brexit.

  • The vote to leave the EU was …
  • Right: 42%
  • Wrong: 45%
  • Poll published March 29.

What changed since the 2016 EU Referendum? An avalanche of detail on exactly how the exit from the EU is going to work – much of which suggests Britain will be worse off outside the EU. The government’s own economic analysis, for instance, shows Britain will be a poorer place under every possible Brexit scenario.

Those who believe Brexit was “wrong” have been in the majority since late 2017, according to this tracking chart from Pantheon Macroeconomics:

Brexit regret poll right wrong yougovPantheon Macroeconomics

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