Residents have say on Brexit

The Brexitometer for Morpeth where people could record their views on Brexit issues on Saturday.
The Brexitometer for Morpeth where people could record their views on Brexit issues on Saturday.

Members of Angels for Europe (Northumberland) and North East for Europe set up stall in Morpeth Market Place on Saturday to ask people for their opinions on how Brexit is going.

This followed Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery saying at a recent appearance on the BBC’s Question Time programme that when he was knocking on doors in his constituency, he was not hearing that folk wanted a second referendum on the issue – described by remain supporters as the People’s Vote.

Shoppers were not put off by the damp weather and happily placed their stickers on the Brexitometer that was created to record their views.

They also discussed the statement options, which were as follows: ‘Brexit is going well’, ‘Brexit will be good for jobs’, ‘Brexit will be good for the NHS’, ‘Brexit will be good for Morpeth’ and ‘You should get a say on the final deal’.

Lynda McKenna, liaison officer for Angels for Europe (Northumberland), said: “The majority of the people we spoke to thought that Brexit is not going well at all and, regardless of how they voted in the referendum, they want an opportunity to have their say on the deal that the Prime Minister brings back from Brussels.

“What struck me was, that of the people we spoke to, there was overwhelming backing for a People’s Vote, despite what Mr Lavery said to the contrary.”