Look back in anger
First, the majority of citizens are now against Brexit. Second, the popularity of the government has dropped due to thechaotic management of the Covid-19 emergency. Third, Johnson had stolen votes from the Labor opposition by promising to help the less wealthy, who will now be the hardest hit by the recession looming.
Great Britain remains split between the pro-EU front and the pro-Brexit front, today as in 2016. Then Leave had won 51.9% against 48.1% of Remain. However, the polls show that after the referendum there was a reversal of the percentages and that the europhiles exceeded the eurosceptics.
“In the last three years there has been a constant pro-Remain majority even if limited to 53%, so we can say that now that Brexit becomes reality the majority of the British does not want Brexit let alone a no deal, “says Sir John Curtice, a professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde, considered the best polling expert in Britain.
A YouGov survey conducted every year since 2016 reveals a steady increase in the percentage of those who believe that, in hindsight, Brexit was a mistake (47%), while the number of those who think it was a good idea is falling (41% ).
Johnson’s popularity drops
The polls also show that the government has lost many points both among Brexit supporters and europhiles due to an outbreak management marked by delays, confusion, U-turns and blatant incompetenceto. The benevolence towards Johnson, hit by the coronavirus and ended up in intensive care, has dissipated.