Brexit news: Boris’ promise to take back control destroyed by LEAVE voters in new poll | Politics | New
The latest poll from Savanta ComRes, which polled 2,060 UK adults from November 26-28, suggested the UK is failing in its vow to regain control after leaving the EU. Only a quarter of adults said the government had done well to regain control of the borders (27 percent) and fisheries (28 percent). These figures increase only slightly for the recovery in hand of commerce (39%) and democracy in general (38%).
But most worrying for the Prime Minister, nearly two-thirds (64%) said the government had done wrong to take back control of the UK’s borders.
Almost the same proportion of leave voters (65%) and Conservative Party voters (63%) also felt the government had performed poorly on the issue.
Regaining control of trade with rival countries is the area where most Leave voters said the government was most successful (56%).
The government has come under intense pressure over the migrant crisis over the past week following the deaths of 27 people trying to cross the Channel in a small boat.
As a result, the poll found that nearly a quarter said the UK government (24 percent) and Mr Johnson (24 percent) had adequately handled the escalating crisis.
The figure falls further to just over a fifth (21%) who says the same of Interior Minister Priti Patel, with more than three quarters (68%) saying she has mismanaged the crisis.
But in another blow to the Tories, the proportion who say Ms Patel has mismanaged crises includes 62% of the party’s own voters in the 2019 general election and two-thirds (66%) of voters on leave.
Despite these criticisms, the British seem even more furious with the EU, with just 19% of them believing the bloc has handled the current crisis well.
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This falls even further for Emmanuel Macron (17%) and the French government (16%) – both of whom have launched scathing attacks on Britain from Brexit in recent days and weeks.
Seven in ten (70%) said Mr. Macron’s government had mismanaged the crisis, which was higher than any other government, organization or individual tested in the Savanta ComRes study.
The poll also found that the British are widely divided over the most effective ways to prevent migrants from crossing the Channel in small boats.
Mr Johnson sent a ‘five-point plan’ to Mr Macron last week – a letter which sparked fury in France over its social media post which saw the French slam the door on Ms Patel for a crucial meeting on the crisis.
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According to this plan, improving the work between the countries’ joint intelligence services (61%) was seen as the most effective method to help resolve the crisis, especially among conservative voters two years ago. years (68%).
Just under six in ten in total (58%) and more than two-thirds of conservative voters (69%) said that joint patrols on French beaches would be the most “effective” solution.
A bilateral agreement to send migrants back to France is considered the most ineffective method (36% ineffective) among British adults polled in the poll.
Chris Hopkins, director of policy research at Savanta ComRes, the poll results aren’t particularly bad for Mr Johnson and his government under pressure.
He warned that the disappointment in the government’s handling of the migrant crisis and the lack of progress on the issue could cause huge problems for the conservatives in the next election.
Mr Hopkins said: “With the government appearing to be doing badly on something so dyed in the wool as ‘Take Back Control’ things must be pretty dire.
“Indeed, the migrant crisis presents a politically difficult situation for the government, especially among voters who, by voting for Brexit and trusting Boris Johnson to carry out Brexit, would have expected the United Kingdom be able unilaterally to prevent such a crisis and the continuation of humanitarian action. tragedy to happen.
“Ultimately voters want to see tougher government action, but with migrants still making the perilous journey and little government action other than the usual boast and rhetoric, it’s fair to ask. if this could become an electoral issue for the Tories to go ahead.