December 4, 2023

Brigret: More and more Britons regret Brexit. 3 future scenarios

I have been living mostly in the UK for 2 years. I notice how the public mood on the topic of Brexit continues to change. It has been 7 years since a slim majority of people in the UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union, turning the lives of millions of people upside down. It’s been almost 4 years since the official release. But even among former supporters, there is little enthusiasm for Brexit – and no wonder, given that things are remarkably well underway in the UK.

Expensive food and gas prices? Brexit is to blame. No tomatoes or lettuce in the veggie aisle? Also the impact of Brexit. Long passport controls? Britain’s exit from the European Union. Too few vegetable pickers and slaughterhouse employees? Britain’s exit from the European Union. Shortage of hospital beds and medicines? Britain’s exit from the European Union.

I hear people muttering “bloody Brexit” over and over in the park, in the pub, and in my British circles of family and friends. Today, Brexit seems to be to blame for everything that is going wrong in the country.

Many Britons regret leaving the EU. A majority (at least 55%) will vote to remain in the EU today. The results also show that one in six voters who voted for Brexit in 2016 will now vote to remain in the EU.