A “RECORD high” number of people believe Brexit was a mistake, according to the latest polling.

The news comes at the same time as the number of people who said Brexit was a good idea hit a new record low, Professor Sir John Curtice, the chair of the British Polling Council, said.

Polling by YouGov for The Times found that the majority of people – 53% – said the UK had been wrong to leave the EU. Curtice said this was a “record high”.

The same poll also found that only around a third (35%) of people thought the UK had been right to leave the EU. A total of 12% of respondents said they did not know.

In Scotland, the percentages were even more stark. A total of 65% of people north of the Border said Brexit had been a mistake, compared to just 24% who said it had been the right move – the lowest figure for any part of the UK.

The polling found that young people were much more likely to think that leaving the EU had been a mistake.

It also suggested that of the people who voted Remain in 2016, 6% now thought the UK was right to leave the EU. Conversely, among people who voted Leave, 15% now believe that was the wrong decision.

However, the polling also found that 75% of the people who intended to vote Conservative at the next General Election thought leaving the EU had been the right move. Just 19% thought it had been a mistake.

The YouGov poll surveyed 1733 British adults on July 13-14, 2022. The Scottish subsample was 156 people.

It comes after Labour's leader, Keir Starmer, ruled out a return to the single market "forever"