Two-thirds of public think Brexit has hurt UK economy, poll finds

Exclusive: ‘Strong perception Brexit has not gone particularly well’ says pollster

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Sunday 19 February 2023 10:48 GMT
Former deputy PM Lord Heseltine says Brexit promises were ‘a pack of lies’

Almost two in three Britons believe Brexit has damaged the UK economy, a new poll for The Independent has found.

Some 61 per cent of voters say quitting the EU has made Britain’s economy worse, according to the Savanta survey – with only 13 per cent saying it has improved the economic situation.

The poll also revealed that most people believe Brexit has added to the UK’s mounting food-supply crisis, which has seen a “crippling” shortage of some goods in the supermarkets during the cost of living crisis.

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in