Most British expatriates in EU concerned about Brexit: Poll

February 15, 2017 7:20 pm

Voters queue to enter a polling station at Trinity Church in the London Borough of Barnet during the EU referendum election on June 23, 2016. (Express photo)

The majority of British expatriates living in the European Union are concerned about the effects of on their life outside of , according to a new poll.
The poll, conducted by the European branch of the British Liberal Democrat party, suggests that about 83 percent of respondents are very concerned about the impact of their country’s exit from the EU.
The respondents said they wanted to retain the rights that came with EU membership, including freedom of movement, healthcare and residing in the country of their choice without permission.
Four percent of the respondents, however, said they were not worried about the Brexit consequences.
The majority of the survey group live in France and Spain.
In a landmark referendum held on June 23, nearly 52 percent of British voters, amounting to more than 17 million citizens, opted to leave the EU, a decision that sent shock waves throughout the world.
However, recent polls show that most Britons would vote to remain in the EU if another referendum were to be held.
A Google survey for The Mirror found that if the EU referendum were held again, 51 percent would vote to remain in the bloc, while 49 percent would vote to leave.
The survey found that 13.5 percent of people who voted to leave the EU now regret their choice and would vote to remain if a second referendum was held.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, a two-year process for leaving the bloc, by the end of March.
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