Brexitometer in Tonbridge

“It’s an awful mess” say Tonbridge shoppers

On Saturday 21 July we joined Sevenoaks & Swanley Together in Europe (SSTIE) and campaigned
for a People’s Vote in Tonbridge.

Hundreds of leaflets with a link to the petition demanding a People’s Vote were handed out and 73 Tonbridge shoppers signed a paper copy of the petition.  More than 245 engaged with the debate and expressed their opinion on the SSTIE Brexitometer board.

SSTIE’s survey shows that 85% of Tonbridge shoppers who took part in the survey want a People’s Vote and as shown in the attached photo it is clear that both 'Remainers' and a sizeable proportion of 'Brexiters' want a say on the final deal. Of the 22% who think that things will be better after Brexit about one third still want there to be a People’s Vote on the final deal so some Leavers also want that final say.

78% of those giving their views thought that after Brexit things would be worse - 69%
saying much worse and in a constituency that voted 56% to Leave only 20% think it will be better for them and their families.

The comment that we heard most this time was that the whole thing is an awful mess with nobody, from the Government to the people we were talking to in the street, had any real idea of what was going on.

People want it sorted with many (on both sides) feeling betrayed and it seems that respect for politicians of all colours is at rock bottom. Given the failure of Government and Parliament to provide a lead to the electorate the only way forward must be to have a People’s Vote.

Ruth St John