[London Kyodo] 31 days marks three years since the UK completely left the European Union (EU) in December 2020. The Conservative government, which pushed for withdrawal, broke away from the EU's single market and aimed for Britain's own version of ``strong prosperity.'' However, the economy continues to experience slow growth, and in a recent opinion poll, more than half of respondents said that leaving the country was a mistake. Although there are many voices wishing for a return to power, it is an issue that has the potential to divide voters, and opposition parties are also negative.
According to research firm YouGov, since the end of July 2022, the percentage of people who regret leaving has consistently exceeded 50%. In December of this year, 55% of respondents said that leaving the EU was a mistake, while only 33% said it was the right thing to do.