Brexit farce: Even Remainers are tired of EU exit DELAYS | Politics | News – UK



More than three-fifths of Britons are now so fed up with the whole thing they no longer care how or when we leave the European Union “I just want it all over and done with”.

And of those, a total of 48 percent of Remainers agreed, compared with 47 percent who disagreed.

Split along party lines, 58 percent of Tory Remainers and 42 percent of Labour Remainers also agreed.

And when it came to those who voted Leave, the figures were overwhelming – 76 per cent of Tories and 75 percent of Labour supporters concurred.

Deltapoll director John Twyman said: “What these results show is that for many people, particularly those who voted the leave the EU, the precise details of the negotiations are not important.

“Whilst politicians and commentators from all sides of the political spectrum dissect, debate and discuss the minutiae of Brexit, the majority of British voters just feel like they want to get it over and done with as soon as possible.

The survey, published by Deltapoll, was conducted among 2,047 adults between July 20 and 24.

It asked: “To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? 

“Right now, I no longer care how or when we leave the European Union, I just want it all over and done with.”

The tortuous ongoing Brexit negotiations and constant wrangling between different Parliamentary factions has come to the fore in recent months, while former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s calls for a second referendum have left many wondering when and if the argument will ever end.

Leave voter Paul Green, who runs a Miners’ Welfare Club in the Yorkshire town Knottingley, said: “We are just totally let down aren’t we and they are not listening.

“It is just a shambolic joke now – every time you put telly on there is inhouse fighting.

“I would still vote to go out.

“Just get on with it. We are a nation of fighters – we are not going to crumble.

“Let’s crack on, get out and get some investment back into this country.”

With Parliament currently in recess, the pressure is on to strike a deal with the EU in advance of next year’s deadline, with EU leaders set to meet in October for further discussions.

International Trade Minister Liam Fox put the chance of a no-deal outcome as high as 60 percent, blaming the intransigence of the European Commission and its chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

He told the Sunday Times: “We have set out the basis in which a deal can happen but if the EU decides that the theological obsession of the unelected is to take priority over the economic wellbeing of the people of Europe then it’s a bureaucrats’ Brexit, not a people’s Brexit – then there is only going to be one outcome.”

On Monday Sterling slumped half a percent against the euro to below 90 pence, its weakest since the middle of November, a suggestion that financiers are also getting anxious.

Christophe Barraud, an economist at Market Securities brokerage in Paris, said: “A lot of companies can’t wait for the negotiations outcome in October, so of course are trying to hedge against a drop in the pound.”



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