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Mayor of London declares “Brexit isn’t working”

By Ninian Carter

January 12, 2023 - Mayor of London Sadiq Khan believes the government is in “denial” about the “immense damage” Brexit is doing to the UK, as a recent poll shows falling support for its withdrawal from the EU.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has attacked the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, saying the consequences of its actions “can’t be airbrushed out of history”.

The Labour mayor is calling for a shift to greater alignment with Europe, saying, “I simply can’t keep quiet about the immense damage Brexit is doing”.

In October 2021, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility estimated that Brexit would reduce GDP by 4% a year, compared with if the UK had remained in the EU.

Mr Khan goes on to say, “After two years of denial and avoidance, we must now confront the hard truth: Brexit isn’t working”.

A recent poll of British people shows that support for Brexit has fallen considerably, with 54% of those canvassed believing it was a bad idea, compared with 35% who think it was right.

PUBLISHED: 12/01/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images