How do you now feel about onset of Brexit?
2019 will see UK leave the Euro Union
The countdown is on for Britain to leave the European Union.
The United Kingdom will end its formal relationship with Brussels – and the News took to the streets to get East Kilbride’s views now that Article 50 has been triggered.
Shopper William Dolan felt that it was important to follow through and respect the will of the electorate.
“It would be a smack in the face of the voters not to respect the result,” he said.
“This is a democracy and we can’t just change the result because some people aren’t happy.”
David Doherty from Whitehills felt that the UK managed before they were in the EU and will do the same again.
“I remember when we were not part of the European Union and our economy survived,” he said.
“It’s important not to get carried away. I believe it will be okay in the end.”
Courtney Lannigan backed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to do the best for Scotland.
She said: “I voted Remain - just like the rest of Scotland. This will have long-term effects on the NHS and student loans – it’s really going to hit the next generation.”
Tracy Lannigan isn’t confident that the move towards Brexit will benefit Scotland.
“I have to admit I’m a bit frightened of it,” she said.
“Now nobody knows what is going to happen and we haven’t been told about any plans so far.”
It would be a smack in the face of the voters not to respect the result... William Dolan
Calm David Doherty
Backing William Dolan
Concern Courtney Lannigan
Fear Tracy Lannigan