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UK poll: majority of public to strengthen ties with EU | Israel Hayom


Highlights: Only 14 percent of British people want to leave the EU, according to a new poll. More than half of Britons want to stay in the European Union. The survey was conducted by the polling company Ipsos MORI. The results come ahead of a meeting between the EU and the Moldovan government. The meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 28. The result of the meeting will be released on Thursday, November 29. It will be the first time the two sides have met since the end of the Second World War, when the EU was formed.

New figures show that more than sixty percent of British citizens believe Brexit has "caused more problems than it solved" • At the center of arguments against disengagement from the EU: the issue of immigration

A new poll in Britain reveals on Sunday that a clear majority of the British public supports building closer ties with the European Union and only a minority of citizens support distancing from the EU. The poll comes amid a growing loss of popularity for the Conservative government.

A large, comprehensive poll conducted for "Best for Britain" by the polling institute Focaldata yielded results that surprised many in the country, with even in strongholds of supporters of disengagement from the EU in the 2016 referendum, respondents expressed a desire to establish closer ties with the EU.

Migration is at a peak: Britain introduces floating housing for migrants // Photo: Reuters

According to the survey, 63 per cent of the British public believe Brexit has caused more problems than it did, compared to 21 per cent of the public who think it has solved more problems than it has caused them. In addition, 53 percent of respondents said they would like to establish closer relations with the EU, while 23 percent of respondents said they would like to keep closeness to the EU as it is. Only 14 percent said they wanted Britain to move away from the EU.

The most surprising results came from residents of Boston and Skegness, two cities where support for leaving the EU in the 2016 referendum was close to 75 percent, and whose support for moving closer to the EU now stands at 40 percent compared to 19 percent who want to distance themselves from it.

Illegal immigrants who came ashore in southern England,

The survey comes after official UK government figures were released last week showing that the migration rate rose to a new record of 606,000 new arrivals a year. That's a 24 percent increase within a year. The figures reflect a grim reality for those who argued that disengagement from the European Union would allow Britain to tighten its immigration policy and reduce the number of people entering its territory.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and French President Emmanuel Macron are expected to meet on Tuesday on a joint visit to Moldova. Apart from expressing solidarity with Moldova's pro-Western government and Ukraine's war effort, the two leaders are expected to discuss immigration to Britain, much of which takes place from French territory. Pressure on Sunak to bring immigration to Britain down is mounting as his government's mandate draws to a close and elections are scheduled for elections at the latest in late January of next year.

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