Brexit is doomed, says Boris Johnson’s favourite paper

The Conservatives have made such a “hash” of Brexit that the project is probably “unsalvageable”, according to Boris Johnson’s favourite newspaper. An editorial column in

The Telegraph – where Mr Johnson formerly worked and known to be his favoured newspaper – suggested that Brexit was now doomed to failure. Admitting “almost nothing has been

achieved”, the Brexit-backing newspaper added: “With no plan to unleash its potential, it can only fester, stoking tensions in Northern Ireland and strangling small firms with red

tape.” “It is time for the Leave camp to start saying the unsayable: the Tories have made such a hash of Brexit that the project is probably now unsalvageable,” it

added. The column marks the rise of so-called “Bregret” or “Regrexit”, with polls indicating that many Leave voters believe Brexit is going badly and a growing number are in

favour of rejoining the EU. One in three Tory voters (33 per cent) believe Brexit has created more problems than it has solved, an Opinium survey in early January. A

seperate YouGov poll found 30 per cent of Leave voters said the UK should now forge closer ties with Brussels. Poling guru Sir John Curtis said his own poll-of-polls

analysis shows support for rejoining the EU at 57 per cent and staying out at 43 per cent if another referendum was held, having steadily risen over the past year. Former

Brexit secretary David Davis admitted in November that leaving had not delivered any “major” economic benefits. And fellow Tory MP Andrew Bowie – now a trade minister – previously

admitted that young people may not “reap the benefits” of Brexit.