44% of voters say Brexit is bad for the UK economy
Nearly double as many voters feel that Brexit is having a detrimental effect on the UK economy compared to those who think it is a positive for the country's finances.
That is according to an Opinium poll carried out during the week of the UK’s most recent budget announcement.
Opinium polling out today says that 44% of voters think Brexit has been bad for the UK economy, only 25% think it's been good. Less than a year after the trade deal was signed, the British public are already turning against Brexit.— Nick Tyrone (@NicholasTyrone) October 31, 2021
So far, more people think Brexit has had a negative impact than a positive impact in all the economic areas we tested.— Opinium (@OpiniumResearch) October 30, 2021
This is particularly true of prices in shops, where 53% think Brexit has had a negative impact, just 13% think it’s had a positive impact. pic.twitter.com/t9tXPluSkV
The survey comes as the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), a non-departmental public body, said the impact of Brexit would far outweigh that of the coronavirus pandemic.
Richard Hughes, the chairman of the OBR, said that Brexit would slash the UK’s potential GDP by around 4%, while the pandemic would shave off “a further 2%”.
“Sunlit uplands” update— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) October 28, 2021
According to the Government’s own shocking figures, Brexit is twice as damaging as a deadly pandemic
UK media, the opposition & Government can no longer hide from the economic catastrophe Brexit has wrought on the country pic.twitter.com/VNH1zEqefh
Opinium’s findings are aligned with other recent polls, including research conducted by Ipsos MORI.
Many Brits now consider Brexit and the pandemic as the biggest issues facing the country.
According to the Opinium survey, 44% of Brits think Brexit is having a negative impact on the economy, while 25% believe it has been positive.
Additionally, amid high levels of inflation and supply chain issues, 53% of people feel Brexit is having a negative impact on prices in shops, while only 13% feel it is having a good effect.
However, inflation remains higher in the eurozone than the UK, suggesting that some of those views could be misguided.
Inflation is higher in the EU than the UK 🇬🇧 Guess what? Must be brexit.— Sky (@Sky48115666) October 29, 2021