British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak believes the United Kingdom has made “great progress” since leaving the European Union (EU) three years ago on Tuesday, even as the latest polls show growing discontent with Brexit.
On the occasion of this anniversary, Sunak stressed that the United Kingdom, as an independent country, has seized the opportunities presented by Brexit to meet the challenges ahead.
However, a latest poll published by firm Ipsos, carried out between 25 and 26 January, shows a sharp decline in British support for leaving the European bloc.
Sunak, who supported EU withdrawal in the 2016 referendum, said in a brief statement that, over these three years, “we have been able to take advantage of the freedoms unlocked by Brexit to meet the challenges of generations”. Made a lot of progress.”
“Whether it’s leading the fastest vaccine rollout in Europe, signing trade deals with more than 70 countries or gaining control of our borders, we’ve confidently forged a path as an independent nation, ” he insisted.
He said the country is cutting red tape for businesses and “designing its own farming system to protect the British countryside”.
Sunak explained that this is the start of the government’s plan to deliver on its priorities, which include boosting the economy by “creating better-paying jobs”.
According to the Ipsos survey, carried out online among 1,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 75, 45% of those consulted believe Brexit is going worse than expected, up from 28% in another consultation last June. A strong growth in comparison.
39% thought Brexit lived up to expectations, a drop of 7% from the previous poll, while the rest did not.
The Sunak government is facing a wave of strikes from various sectors – such as railway workers, nurses, teachers, university professors, ambulance workers etc – demanding better wages to cope with the rise in the cost of living due to the increase Inflation in India, which stands at 10.5%.