Shocking new research has revealed that a quarter of people who voted for Brexit – the equivalent of over 4.3 million people – believe they were duped by the Leave campaign.
With several promises outlined as part of the campaign since rubbished following the vote many Leave voters unsurprisingly feel they were lied to by prominent campaigners such as Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
But even though the politicians peddled blatant fabrications in order to settle Britain’s divorce with Europe, many of the aforementioned people now occupy senior roles in government rather than getting their comeuppance.
Some 26 per cent of people who voted to leave the European Union said the campaign for Brexit was either “mostly” or “completely” misleading, according to Opinium.
That compares with around 16 per cent of Remain voters who said that campaign was “mostly” or “completely” misleading.
One in five Leave voters said they no longer believed that the contribution given by the UK to the EU – estimated to be £350m – would be given to the NHS after Brexit, having believed it when they voted. Some 10 per cent of Remain voters said the same.
Meanwhile, seven per cent of Leave voters said they would swap their vote if there were another referendum, while one per cent said they would not vote.