Britons are divided over Brexit and many believe the divisions will deepen over the coming year (Image: GETTY)
The shocking findings were revealed in survey by BritianThinks which showed less than 6 percent of Britons believe their politicians understand them and 83 percent feel let down by the political establishment. The poll conducted for the Observer also suggested the public do not believe Britain is respected on the international stage, with 73 percent saying it had become a laughing stock. More than half of respondents think ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will replace Theresa May, but just 21 percent said the next prime minister, regardless of who is chosen, will not be up to the task of leading the UK.
The survey also showed polarising opinions among different age groups, with more than half of over 65s feeling optimistic about Britain’s future - but less than a quarter of under 34s feel the same.
Deborah Mattinson, founding director or research and strategy