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Less than 10% of Britons think decision to leave European Union more of a success than failure

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Brexit regret has reached record levels, according to new polling which said just 9% of Brits consider it to be more of a success than a failure.

According to a YouGov survey, 62% of people describe it as more of a flop – including 37% of Leave voters.

It comes after arch-Brexiteer Nigel Farage admitted Britain’s exit from the EU had “failed” with the economy yet to see any benefits.

The public opinion and data company suggested most people agreed with the former UKIP and Brexit Party leader’s assessment, with so-called “Bregret” at its peak.

The polling showed the number of people saying it was right to leave the EU has dropped to 31%, its lowest ever level.

Nearly double – 56% – say it was the wrong move.

The number of Leave voters who think it was wrong hit the highest level to date, at 22%, YouGov said.

Most of them would join Mr Farage in pointing the finger of blame at the Conservatives, with 75% saying that “Brexit had the potential to be a success but the implementation of it by this and/or previous governments made it a fail”.

However, most people who consider Brexit to be a failure think it was doomed from the start, with 56% saying “Brexit was always going to be a failure, and there was nothing any government could do to make it a success”.

Last week, Mr Farage admitted that the country had “not actually benefited from Brexit economically” and blamed this on “useless” Tory politicians “mismanaging” the departure from the bloc.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak also came under pressure to renegotiate the Brexit deal amid warnings the car industry in Britain faces an “existential threat” without changes, putting thousands of jobs at risk.

But the government has insisted the country is seeing the benefits of Brexit.

Responding to Mr Farage’s comments, Number 10 pointed to freedoms being enjoyed in the British farming sector as an example of how the divorce from the EU was allowing the UK to take a more tailored approach to policies.

While en route to Japan for the G7, Mr Sunak also citied cheaper beer and sanitary products as rewards of Brexit.

And yesterday the environment minister claimed scrapping retained European Union laws will “put a rocket under” the UK’s domestic wine industry.

A row broke out among the Tory ranks after the government watered down plans to rid the British statute books of leftover EU rules.

Brexit-backing Conservative MPs were angered after ministers confirmed 600 retained EU laws would be revoked rather than the 4,000 pledged.

But Therese Coffey, the environment secretary, said the reforms enabled by the new legislation could still cut the price of a bottle of wine by as much as 50p.

‌She told Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme: “We’ve been looking at a variety of regulations from the European Union.

‌”At the moment, things like wine, they’re governed by 400 pages of regulations. We think a lot of that can be stripped away and make sure that, frankly, this should produce potentially up to 50p off the cost of a bottle of wine.”

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