Vast majority of UK voters say Brexit was a 'failure': Poll
A report by YouGov shows that only 9% of UK voters think Brexit was a success as respondents blame the successive UK governments for the failure of the policy.
The majority of UK citizens believe that Brexit was unsuccessful, according to a report by YouGov, a UK-based research and data analytics firm.
Only 9% of respondents to the survey said leaving the EU back in January 2020 was a success while 75% of 'Leave' voters agreed with the view of Nigel Farage, the former leader of UKIP, that the UK government is to blame for the failure.
The UKIP leader previously said Brexit had been "mismanaged" by the Tories and that the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union had "failed".
Further examination of the results reveals that 89% of 'Remainers' believed that the policy failed while 'Leavers' sentiments were split, as 37% agreed with the majority of 'Remainers', 35% were neutral, and 20% considered the policy to be a success.
56% of those who considered Brexit a failure also said it was "always going to be a failure."
Most respondents (72%) said the current government headed by Rishi Sunak is mishandling Brexit, which is a view held by 63% of 'Leave' voters, according to YouGov.
The survey shows that Bregret — Brexit regret — matched an all-time high, with 56% of Britons saying that Brexit was the wrong choice. Similar levels were recorded in November 2022 when those who believed that Brexit was a good step only represented 31% of the study's population.
Scotland dragged along
Alasdair Allan, former Europe Minister in the Scottish Government, said, "It is unsurprising that people feel that Brexit has been a failure - quite frankly, every bit of evidence shows it and it is outrageous that both Labour and the Tories are happy to ignore the damage Brexit is causing."
Allan added, "Despite voting overwhelmingly to remain in the EU, Scotland has been dragged out against our will, ignored at every turn and forced to suffer the consequences - slashing billions from our economy, damaging our NHS, hammering key industries and contributing to the cost of living crisis."
The former official highlighted the damages that the collective decision of the UK had on Scotland and the Scottish National Party's role in reversing the effects of Brexit.
"Scotland deserves better. With no positive vision or plans on offer from either Labour or the Tories, the SNP is the only party offering an escape from the Brexit disaster and a route back to the EU where we can build a better future for everyone."
Ross Greer, the Scottish Greens Member of the Scottish Parliament for the West of Scotland, said, "It is no surprise that so many are seeing through Westminster's disastrous Brexit. It has failed on every level. With prices soaring, it has been devastating for our economy and family budgets, not to mention removing our rights to live, work and travel freely across our continent."
Greer added that Brexit from the start had been set out to fail, as he believes it was a project based on "lies, distortions and the worst xenophobic scaremongering."
The MSP underlined the fact that the majority of Scottish people voted against Brexit and in favor of remaining in the EU.
"Even with the polls as clear as they are, the Tories have no intention of changing course and nor do their friends in the Labour Party," Greer underscored.