Lower Brexpectations: Even Leave voters now expect a bad deal from Brexit
Britain is heading for a bad deal. That is the view not only of those who voted to remain, but a plurality of those who voted to leave, according to NatCen Social Research. Since February the share of Leavers expecting a good deal has fallen almost by half, to 28%. But they haven’t changed their minds about Brexit. They are no more willing to accept free movement in return for freer trade, nor to vote Remain in a new referendum. Instead they blame the EU, as well as their own government: half of Leavers say it is bungling the talks. In other words, Brexit is still a good idea—it is just being done badly.