Majority back people’s vote
YouGov poll finds huge support
A majority of people in Perth and Kinross back a ‘people’s vote’ on the final Brexit agreement, according to a new poll.
New polling from YouGov suggests that, while support for a new vote is lower across the region than Scotland as a whole, there is a majority.
When don’t knows are removed, 58.1 per cent of voters in Perth and North Perthshire want to go to the polls again, along with 58.9 per cent on Ochil and South Perthshire.
In Perth and Kinross, 61.1 per cent of voters backed Brexit on a 73.8 per cent turnout in 2016.
The results come after campaign group Perth4Europe welcomed two speakers to talk in the city.
Both Labour peer Andrew Adonis and Kirsty Hughes from the Scottish Centre on European Relations addressed a Fair City crowd, to talk on Brexit and its impact on Scotland.
The two speakers entertained the campaigners at the Soutar Theatre in AK Bell Library and the lecture theatre at Perth Museum and Art Gallery.
Susannah Rae from Perth 4 Europe, said: “There was a large turnout at the Soutar Theatre on October 27 with good cross-party representation, as well as many with no political affiliation, coming to hear an excellent - and inspiring - talk from the Labour peer Andrew Adonis.
“His view is that Brexit was fuelled by English nationalism, that there is no future aspect of the UK which is going to be enhanced by Brexit, that the two best leaders in the British Isles currently are Nicola Sturgeon and Leo Varadkar and that there should be a people’s vote in which everybody in the UK and Northern Ireland is sent a copy of the final Brexit deal and asked to vote either for that or to remain in the EU, the same way that everyone in Ireland and Northern Ireland was sent a copy of the Good Friday Agreement before the referendum.”
She continued: “Kirsty also gave a
An anti-Brexit demo in Perth earlier this year very interesting talk, discussing the extraordinary hoops that Theresa May is jumping through to try and placate the hardline leavers in the Conservative party and noting the high levels of uncertainly more than two years on from the EU referendum.
“Kirsty Hughes said that the ‘no deal’ notices are thin and in some cases contradictory and that 80 per cent of CBI members have delayed or cut back on investment as a result of Brexit uncertainty.
“She also pointed out that if Brexit happens we will still be talking about the consequences and issues in 10 years time.
“If people are bored of Brexit, the only way out is to stop it, probably via a people’s vote, and get on with all the things that need to be done.”