Ledbury street stall shows few benefits from Brexit
Members of Herefordshire branch of the European Movement (H4EU) were joined by colleagues from the Forest of Dean and Tewkesbury on Saturday 18th September for a street stall focussed on the effects of Brexit that are now emerging. Members of the public were asked a number of questions on how they now feel about the consequences of Brexit. Those questions were
- Is Brexit working for you/your family/friends?
- Have you noticed any benefits from Brexit?
- Have you noticed any shortages in the shops?
- Have you experienced any difficulties due to Brexit?
- Would you vote to rejoin the EU if you could?
The 288 responses received were split according to whether or not they saw advantages from Brexit. This showed a clear majority of responses highlighting disadvantages, 83%, compared to just 17% citing benefits. Within the overall numbers 84.2% of respondents to the last question said that they would vote to rejoin the EU if they could.
Although H4EU tried to engage all passers-by, it is accepted that such surveys may not be fully representative of the views of the public at large. However, the magnitude of the dissatisfaction shown suggests that there is an increasing realisation that the promises that were made by the Leave campaign at the time of the referendum are now looking pretty hollow as evidenced by the ever increasing gaps on supermarket shelves; something which is widely expected to get worse, particularly as Christmas gets ever nearer.
For further information please contact Richard Jones, Chair of Herefordshire for Europe, at firstname.lastname@example.org.