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.
People of Swanley demand a final Say 1st September 2018
Saturday’s Brexitometer exercise produced the astonishing result that 77% of the sample of 125 were in favour of a final say and all 5 questions on whether things would be better or worse after Brexit were answered with figures between 64% and 75% on the side of being Worse. This last finding is a complete reversal from our previous poll in Swanley on Wednesday 6th June and leads to the conclusion that there is now a body of opinion in Swanley with real doubts about Brexit .Continue reading “Swanley Brexitometer Analysis”
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:
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.