Saturday, July 16, 2016
More than half of British people believe the United Kingdom will not exist in 10 years time, a new poll has found
The BBC/ComRes poll found that 53% of the 1,000 adults surveyed thought that the union would break up in the next ten years following the vote to leave the European Union. Nearly 72% of British adults do not trust their politicians do a good job in the Brexit negotiations - and 52% believe that civil servants can’t be trusted either. Some 52% expect immigration to fall after the UK leaves but 47% believe that the economy will be worse in two year’s time. Most Britons, 66%, believe that maintaining access to the single market is more important than restricting freedom of movement. But 31% still think that immigration is more important - and 45% said that they will be dissatisfied if the government does not guarantee it. It comes as the new prime minister, Theresa May, told foreign leaders that she will implement the will of the British people. In her conversations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French president Francois Hollande and Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny she reiterated her earlier declaration that “Brexit means Brexit”.