Labor shortages, empty shelves and fear of the future: two years after Brexit, many Britons see the EU as a dangerous mistake. In one survey, more than six out of ten left the EU as negative or worse than expected. Depressed people include many Brexiters.
January 31, 2020 is not a good day for blue flag with yellow stars. In London’s Parliament Square, it was trampled upon by some bitter opponents of the European Union, while others wept at home. He sang “Alt Long Sign” in the Parliament of the European Union and liberated the British. It’s been two years since Britain left the European Union: its people are more divided than ever. How do the British, fighting for the political survival of the prime minister, think about Brexit and the trade deal after 24 months? Stroll in the British capital.
“I wish we were still in the European Union,” says Carol Christophe of Surrey Hills, as she walks with her husband to the Covent Garden plaza. He voted against Brexit and was concerned about his daughters (17 and 21) who wanted to pursue an international career. It is possible for Britons with the appropriate visa to just live and work where you want – this is expensive and time consuming. The same goes for EU citizens, many of whom have come to the UK to work. Today Christophe is looking for employees everywhere in gastronomy or retail, with signs hanging everywhere.
It also concerns Amanda Hitchcock, who smoked a cigarette on the streets of London. Britt contracts – or at least tries to – with cleaning and security companies for a large commercial building. “I haven’t found any sweeper or security guard in the world with good luck. There is a major drawback,” he says. According to Hitchcock, his government did not properly implement the exit from the European Union. “They really got us into trouble.” He was also one of the people who stayed at home for the 2016 referendum. “I’m very fair,” he says. The exception to Hitchcock’s rule.
If you ask around the UK, most people have clear ideas, although a lot has changed at times. Sam, who works at Culture in London, admits that “voting for Brexit was a stupid decision I made. I’m so sorry for that” and did not want to reveal his full name. Friends and co-workers I’ve met over the years didn’t know they voted to leave in 2016.
Sam emails that he hasn’t heard a “liar” like Boris Johnson or Nigel Farage and so can’t say he lied. Instead, it follows criticism of the EU’s agricultural policy or austerity policy in Greece, stating, “Do I want to be part of it, keeping everything I know? The young extremist in me, me Thought I had to say no. Dreamy. “Today the dreams are over.” I don’t think about who will be responsible for leaving the EU, how disgusting and clown they will be, and how ignorant and indifferent they will be that Europeans That’s how the union actually works.”
Many “Abandoned” voters regret their decision
In a poll conducted a few weeks ago by opinion polling firm Opinum, more than six out of ten Britons described Brexit as worse or worse than expected. The Observer polled said 42% of those who voted to leave the Brexit referendum had a negative opinion. “We now see that a significant minority of retired voters are claiming that things are getting worse or at least worse than expected,” said Adam Drummond, an opinion poll. Instead of two hard fronts of Brexit supporters and opponents, the “Quit” voter group is now divided.
The transition phase of Brexit has ended for a good year, after which people in Britain are slowly starting to realize what Brexit really means: fewer workers, fewer European products and supply chains. Even John Jones of London, who sees great opportunities in Brexit through trade deals, must admit that these are not yet fruitful. A promising trade deal with the United States is still a long way off and the deals so far concluded make little difference to the economy. Jones reports: “Brexit blocked by government”.
“free from European control”
Nigel Honbury, who works for an insurance company at the London Financial Centre, is already satisfied. “I think things are going pretty well,” says the 64-year-old. “Our business is booming, but above all we are out of control in Europe”. He was overjoyed to be “out there”. “But we still have a lot of work to do,” he admits. The government should soon repeal the rules from the European Union. Britt was not afraid that the world famous London financial sector would leave Amsterdam or Frankfurt. “However, we have never had more profitable deals with Europe”.
While London is somehow adapting to the fate of the country, work is already underway to return to the Union in the north. “Brexit has damaged the Scottish economy and our open relations with Europe,” writes Michael Gray, a pro-independence activist in Scotland. “The UK government may refrain from blaming Government-19 for a while, but ultimately the fact remains that Brexit will leave us poorer and more isolated.”
It is considered impossible for Scotland to return to the European Union as there are obstacles to the referendum and Scotland is very divided. But if Gray and Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon are on their way, their country will have to vote on whether to leave the UK next year. Next stop: UE.
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