Huge number of French admit Brexit Britain made the correct choice in leaving ...

MORE than four in 10 French people believe the UK stands to benefit long-term from leaving the EU - even if Britons suffer in the short-term, a new survey has shown.

PUBLISHED: 22:23, Tue, Aug 11, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:23, Tue, Aug 11, 2020

The results of the Redfield and Wilton Strategies poll comes ahead of next week's round of post-Brexit trade talks in Brussels. Just 11 percent of the French voters surveyed said Britain would not gain any long-term benefits from Brexit.


A total of 6,000 people across France, , Spain and Germany - 1,500 in each country - participated in the poll between July 17 and 18.

One of the questions posed was: "The UK will benefit from leaving the EU in the long-term even if it suffers in the short-term, agree or disagree?

Thirty-one percent of the French agreed while 14 percent strongly agreed with the statement.

Twenty-eight percent said they neither agreed nor disagreed with the statement.

brexit news ukA new poll has shown four in 10 French people believe in the benefits of Brexit for the UK (Image: GETTY)

brexit newsFour in 10 French people say Britain will benefit from Brexit (Image: GETTY)

Just three percent disagreed and three percent strongly disagreed.

Sixteen percent said they didn't know in the poll commissioned by Euronews.

France has been at the centre of the post-Brexit fishing row between the UK and Brussels.

In July the new French minister for Europe, Clement Beaune, vowed his country would not be "intimidated" by threats from the British and would stand up for their fishermen.

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