As jubilant Verhofstadt mocks Brexit saying it was a “con,” Brian Cox calls for the reversal of referendum
After a survey revealed that 41% of Brexit supporters considered it a success, Brian Cox said that Brexit “has failed” and needs to be “unwound.”
Professor of particle physics at the University of Manchester made the statement after a study revealed that just one-third of those who supported Brexit believe it to be a success two years later.
Prof. Cox commented on Twitter that although leaving the EU has advantages, it has been complicated by the state of the world economy and current affairs.
“Political challenge is now how to unwind it.”
By political challenge, I mean that each small step will have to command a healthy majority (not just 52 – 48!) and this will require strong leadership.
— Brian Cox (@ProfBrianCox) December 24, 2022
The UK’s GDP decreased by 5.5 percent in the second quarter of this year, according to a study. Mr. Verhofstadt has derided this decline and called leaving the EU a “con.”
“Taxes up,” the Belgian MEP remarked. “Pay down. An economy 5.5% smaller..all thanks to #Brexit.”
“Is this the future British people voted for? or was Brexit a con?”
Taxes up 📈
Pay down 🔻
An economy 5.5% smaller..all thanks to #Brexit
Is this the future British people voted for? or was Brexit a con?https://t.co/rRz7U5I8qT
— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) December 22, 2022
Following a YouGov survey conducted for the Times that revealed 41% of Leave supporters believe Brexit has been worse than they anticipated during the 2016 referendum, Cox and Mr. Verhofstadt made their remarks.
— Ed McMillan-Scott (@EdMcMillanScott) December 24, 2022
Only 24% of respondents thought Brexit had hurt Britain’s standing in the world, 34% said it had hurt the economy, and 41% said it had hurt immigration.
Even while just 20% of voters think the Brexit referendum was a good idea, fewer than half of voters, or 47%, would overturn the decision.
According to pollster John Curtice, the number of individuals who voted to leave the EU in 2016 was declining due to ageing and being replaced by younger people, most of whom believe Brexit was a terrible decision.
Very few voters under the age of 24 believe that Brexit was a wise decision.
Iain Duncan Smith, a well-known Leave supporter and Tory MP, said the outcomes demonstrated that more needed to be done by the government to benefit from Brexit.