June 7, 2017

Do British Voters Regret Brexit Enough to Dump Theresa May?

Special to Foreign Policy

A year ago, the Brexit referendum shocked many political observers when the final vote tally favored leaving the European Union by a slim 52-48 margin — a sign that the country was, at the time, deeply divided on the question of Europe. As Britons prepare for snap elections on Thursday, that divide shows little sign of healing. A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 48 percent in Britain think exiting the EU will be bad for their country, compared with 44 percent who say Brexit will benefit their nation. But this overall finding obscures further important divides along partisan, generational, and educational lines.

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