While parliament debates the Governments withdrawal agreement, Remain groups from across the country today took their Brexitometer results to a protest in Westminster to showcase the growing public shift towards Remain.
SSTIE have been conducting Brexitometer opinion-polls in towns across West Kent since spring 2018. During this time we have seen a growing shift in public opinion, not just against the specific withdrawal plans and arrangements, but also against the overall process of Brexit. This culminated last weekend in Sevenoaks, in which 89% of responders rejected the Withdrawal Agreement, and 81% wanted a vote on the final deal.
Theresa May has said that there are 3 Brexit options : the Government’s deal , No deal and no Brexit.
On a very grey and cold day (24 Nov 2018) SSTIE set out to check what the people of Swanley thought about these 3 options. Swanley voted Leave by 70% in 2016 and so is an ideal place to check if attitudes are changing among leave voters.
By a significant margin the people of Swanley reject both of the deals on offer from the Government with more than half of them calling for No Brexit.
55% of them call for No Brexit
16.5% support the Government’s deal
28.5% would prefer No Deal
(158 people took part in this survey)
In addition 65.5% of Swanley people seek a People’s Vote ( 148 people taking part in this survey)
This is the third time that SSTIE has surveyed attitudes to Brexit in Swanley over a period of 5 months and this latest poll confirms that a final say on the Brexit deal should be given to the people.
The Brexitometer was out on Sevenoaks High Street on Saturday to ask the opinion of Sevenoaks shoppers. Stormy weather perhaps mirroring UK-EU negotiations. The results provided some pretty stark numbers:
Less than 5% of respondents thought Brexit promises would be delivered.
Less than 6% of respondents thought Brexit was going well
Only 16% of respondents would be happy with No Deal Brexit
Over 70% of respondents were in favour of a People’s Vote on the final deal.
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”
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”