Having spent the last three weeks fairly far removed from the daily concerns of Brexit, I thought I should look up what the voting had actually been in Anglesey, which is as far removed from London, Westminster, the city and, indeed, Europe itself as it is possible to be; and I was intrigued to find that the voting had been extremely close, in fact, marginal with 50.9% in favour of Leaving and 49.1% in favour of Remaining. I found this interesting, given that so much of the current political rhetoric is about the vote having been so decisive and overwhelming and impossible to reverse, whereas looking back at the vote itself, it is revealed as having been marginal, even in areas which might have been expected to vote decisively in favour of Leaving and so, I would have thought, far from conclusive, particularly as people didn’t know what they were voting for, only what they were voting against. In fact, from casual conversations, anxieties amongst farmers and small traders about interference from Brussels have been replaced by infinitely much greater anxieties about the realities of Brexit and, paradoxically, precisely the uncertainties that it will introduce into trading with Europe.
4 thoughts on “Brexit in Anglesey”
It makes a second vote compelling. Was this before or after The Guardian’s poll of 100 constituencies (mainly in the North) which showed that so many constituencies, who voted for Brexit, had now changed their minds?
It was the original Referendum vote. Charles
John has always been convinced that Brexit will not happen – we voted to Remain and I am hoping there will be a second referendum and we will not leave Europe.
Yes, it does seem to be at least possible as the political – and public – mood begins to shift at the realisation of its impossibilities and as its economic consequences begin to bite. Charles