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Slough shoppers support public vote on Brexit deal, according to Lib Dem survey

Shoppers in the borough expressed support for a public vote on the final terms of Brexit when asked by Slough Liberal Democrats on Saturday.

On Saturday, October 27, campaigners spent the morning in Langley’s Harrow Market and then the afternoon in Farnham Road in Slough, asking passers by to answer questions about Brexit.

Passers-by stuck coloured stickers in yes, don’t know and no columns to indicate their answers.

The Liberal Democrats say that out of the 108 people who stopped to take part, 80 backed a public vote on any final deal, compared to six saying they were not sure and 22 opposing a vote.

Fewer than five per cent of participants thought Brexit is going well compared to 80 per cent who said the opposite.

When asked if they thought Brexit would be bad for the NHS, 65 per cent of respondents said yes and 13 per cent said no.

A total of 65 per cent thought Brexit would be bad for the economy compared to 20 per cent thinking it would be good for it.

Chairman of Slough Lib Dems Robert Plimmer said he expected this sort of response.

“This is not surprising as people find out more about the damage Brexit is already doing to the NHS and the economy,” he said.

“People should have the right to have the final say on the Brexit deal, with the option to remain in the EU.

“Now we know more about what Brexit really means, this vital decision for the future of all should not be left to the few politicians in Parliament, but should be made by the people.”

Mr Plimmer said staff shortages in the NHS and social care are being worsened as EU nationals leave the country and fewer are recruited.

Matthew Taylor from campaign group Slough For Europe said: “Whether people voted leave or remain, it is clear to them now that whatever is delivered by the government will be very different to what was promised by the Leave Campaign in 2016. Nobody voted to be worse off. “We know a lot more now than we did then about how Brexit will look, yet the government seems unwilling to adapt its course.”

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  • RBWM constituent

    10:13, 03 December 2018

    What do we do when our MP is Theresa May who cannot represent HER CONSTITUENTS who voted majority REMAIN... She has done NO constituency consultations: She never does "town halls" . I write to her through petitions and to her office every few weeks, voicing my concerns, and get standard replies or no replies. How can an MP who is in cabinet or under government whip to vote in a certain way represent their constituents? Theresa May seems like a dictator who does not (and/or cannot?) take her constituents views into consideration. What can we do to make this right and cancel brexit? The talk of a 2nd vote is great... But some people are saying it should be a 3 pronged vote: Her deal, no deal or stay in: I thought that a referendum can only have 2 questions? Either way I feel it is better to stay In the EU and I believe we would then have a strong bargaining chip: We didnt leave so now we can negotiate certain issues. May i remind Mrs May and everyone in rbwm and the uk that the UK has kept the £ sterling, and we have our own laws on many aspects of how we govern out country. For those concerned with excessive immigration: There are strict EU laws on immigration between EU countries (treaty rights) that the UK has NEVER properly "policed": Stay as a visitor for up to 90 days then you can only stay after 90 days if you are legal: Student, self sufficient, employed/self employed (and paying tax!) . I urge everyone to back a 2nd referendum and vote remain



  • Bartok J

    17:14, 31 October 2018

    There seems to be some software bug - the system isn't acknowledging messages, although they are actually appearing. That's why mine (and probably other people's) are being duplicated. :-(



  • Bartok J

    17:07, 31 October 2018

    Well done. It's clearer by the day that the Brexit fiasco is a con trick by a gaggle of billionaire newspaper proprietors, Eton toffs and xenophobic bigots who can't begin to deliver their promises to the electorate. The NHS is worse off, not better. Our jobs are ALREADY going abroad. The wonderful new trade deals aren't happening - on the contrary, piddling little nations are blocking our WTO membership: so much for "Taking Back Control". Turkey isn't joining, and never was - they lied about that, just like the £350M to the NHS. Is ANYTHING they told us actually true? Would ANYTHING of significance be better? Not on the evidence so far. Hardly surprising that opinion polls consistently show a majority to remain in the EU. Hardly surprising that 700,000 people marched through London demanding a People's Vote with an option to remain. Politicians ignoring the largest grass-roots political movement in Europe do so at their peril.



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