People in the U.K. would vote to remain in the European Union if they were given a second in-out referendum, according to a survey of public opinion across the bloc.
In a Eurobarometer survey, involving around 1,000 people in each of the bloc’s 28 countries last month, 53 percent of respondents in the U.K. said they would back Remain and 35 percent Leave (with 12 percent undecided).
Asked whether Britain had made the right choice in voting to leave in the June 2016 referendum, 54 percent of U.K. respondents said no, with 38 percent saying yes. In the referendum, 52 percent voted to leave the EU, with 48 percent voting to remain.
Across the EU, two-thirds of citizens (66 percent) said they would vote for their country to remain in the EU, against 17 percent wanting to leave.
The survey — looking ahead to the May 2019 European Parliament election — cites the impact of the Brexit vote as a major factor for the bloc’s growing popularity. Sixty-eight percent of respondents said their country has benefited from EU membership, the highest proportion in a quarter of a century.
“Nearly all results measuring support for the EU showed a significant upturn following the U.K. referendum in 2016, suggesting growing concern across the continent at the impact that Brexit will have and a growing awareness, due to the difficult negotiations, of the benefits of being a member of the EU,” the survey report says.
Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator, said: “It appears there is little appetite in the U.K. or elsewhere in the EU for a so-called hard Brexit or a costly no-deal scenario, and I hope that the outcome of the negotiations will ultimately reflect this.”
The U.K. government has rejected calls for a second referendum, or so-called People’s Vote.
Although people voted to leave the EU , it was not on the ballot the option to leave or remain in the European single market or custom union .
Losing power and control over global issues , relinquishing the status of European leading country is going to diminish the power and influence of the UK which definitely will affect job economy and the well being of the people in UK .
Brexit is worth ?
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