On Saturday 7 July, the day after Theresa May produced her Brexit plan, Sevenoaks Shoppers had their say on the SSTIE Brexitometer – and it is clear that both Leavers and Remainers want a say on the final deal-see photos Continue reading “The Tide may be turning”
WHY ON EARTH IS ALL THE DEBATE IN THE CABINET, PARLIAMENT AND THE PRESS ABOUT THE RELATIVE MERITS OF HARD AND SOFT BREXIT, WHEN THE CURRENT WILL OF THE PEOPLE IS FOR THE UK TO STAY IN THE EU?
And while parliament and cabinet fiddles: Continue reading “Just the last two-and-a-half weeks in Brexitland”
The People’s Vote March in London drew supporters of a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal from across the UK.
Estimates varied from 100,000 to 500,000, potentially making the People’s Vote march one of the largest and most peaceful protests in London in decades.
Whether you were able to attend or not, please don’t forget to sign and share the People’s Vote petition online!
Kent will undoubtedly be at the forefront of Brexit – most visibly if Kent’s roads are turned into impromptu lorry-parks, but also the impact on businesses, fruit-farming, social care and the NHS.
We’ve adopted a Brexitometer from the Shrewsbury group – this has proven a very interesting talking-point when campaigning, illustrating people’s hopes and concerns over Brexit. If other groups are interested, the details are below:
SSTIE will be attending the People’s Choice March in London on 23 June 2018. Continue reading “SSTIE Arrangements for the 23rd June “
120 Swanley people took part in the SSTIE Brexitometer survey at Swanley Market on the 6th June.
The main conclusions are :
- The majority* (67%) think that Brexit will be better for them than staying in the UK on a range of issues : See Brexitometer photo
- 60% would like a final say.
The first conclusion is in line with the fact that 70% voted Leave in the referendum in Swanley but the second is at variance with this and makes one wonder whether some doubt is entering into the heads of some leave voters.
* excluding “No Idea” response
On Saturday 26 May, 310 shoppers in Calverley Road in Tunbridge Wells shared their thoughts on the impact of Brexit going ahead.
We asked them whether they thought things would be better if Brexit happened, or worse. And this is what they said:
- 76% said it would be worse (with 67% saying much worse)
- 24% said it would be better ((with 18% saying much better)
One month ago, the major pro-Europe organisations came together to launch the single combined campaign, “People’s Vote”, i.e. for the British people to have a vote on the final Brexit deal to be proposed by the Government. It is important to recognise that such a vote is not the organisations’ final objective, but rather the essential mechanism through which the present will of the British people will be expressed. Leavers will argue that this will has already been expressed through the 2016 Referendum. This brief paper concludes that this has changed and that the present will of the British people is to remain in the EU. Continue reading “The Will of the British People is to Remain in the EU”
Remainers overwhelmed at local support as nearly 250 turn up on Saturday 21st April to hear Professor A C Grayling say Brexit is not a done deal.