Baghdad An opinion poll revealed that two-thirds of Britons support the referendum on their country’s return to the European Union, two years after Britain’s withdrawal from it.
The referendum, conducted by the newspaper “The Independent”, concluded that opposition to the idea of a new referendum declined significantly, as the results of the survey resulted in the rejection of 24% of the participants, while 65% supported the matter.
The newspaper pointed out that the British believe that the economy and Britain’s influence on the world stage and its ability to control its borders has declined, which has led to an increase in the percentage of those who want a new referendum.
Fifty-four percent said that the withdrawal was a wrong decision, compared to 46% in the same period last year. The percentage of those who believe that the withdrawal made the country’s economic situation worse has also increased to 56%, compared to 44% last year.
Britain adopted the decision to leave the European Union after a popular referendum in 2016, and the measure became effective by January 2021.
A YouGov poll for The Times last month found that only a third (34 per cent) of UK citizens who voted for the country to leave the European Union in 2016 still think they made the right decision.
Forty-seven percent of respondents to the YouGov poll said they would vote to retain the United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union, 34 percent would vote to leave, and 8 percent would abstain.
In June 2016, 51.8% of UK citizens voted in favor of ending the country’s membership in the European Union, compared to 48.1% of those who voted for London to remain in the union.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency