The former Brexit negotiator blamed a series of events including the pandemic and urged the Government to do more to hit back at detractors.
Lord Frost has defended Brexit against “Bregret” claims as he set out two reasons behind doubts over the UK’s exit.
The former Brexit minister highlighted how “so many other bad things have happened” with the Covid pandemic, Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and the soaring cost of energy bills.
The Tory peer also blamed the Government for not doing enough to talk up Brexit.
“One is just the fact there are so many other bad things have happened.
“The pandemic, the Ukraine war, the energy crisis, all that sort of thing has just depressed people’s moods generally, people are under a lot of financial pressure for all those reasons.
“Obviously it’s a pity that the Northern Ireland Protocol issue is not rather more settled than it is.”
Lord Frost’s comments come after Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch this week insisted Brexit benefits will take time.
Polling by Ipsos of 1,000 British adults, carried out from January 25 to 26, found 45 percent thought Brexit was going worse than they expected three years on from the UK’s official exit from the EU.
Of those, just over one in four – 26 percent – of those who voted Leave in the 2016 referendum.
Just nine percent said Brexit was working out better than expected, while 39 percent said it was meeting their expectations.
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