Cornwall swinging behind remaining in the EU

More people in Cornwall have changed their minds on Brexit than anywhere else in the country, according to a new poll. The survey shows that 52% believe Britain will be better off economically inside Europe while 54% said Britain should continue to be part of the Single Market. 56% of voters in Cornwall voted to leave the EU in the referendum.

Responding, the region’s Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, said:

“The change of heart on our EU membership that many in Cornwall are experiencing will be for many reasons. But the way in which the region has been so badly let down by the government over its utter failure to replace funding to Cornwall post-Brexit and the threat to farmers from leaving the customs union must rank high on the list.

“People in Cornwall may be showing the greatest signs of ‘Bregret’ but I know that some serious soul-searching about our EU membership is taking place up and down the country.

“As the justifications for Brexit made by the Leave side and the false promises they offered are evaporating by the day, it’s time people were offered a meaningful say on the Brexit deal. This is why there is cross-Party support for a People’s Vote on the final deal. People themselves need to take back control and decide whether the UK will be better off with the agreed deal between the UK and the EU or whether it will be best for us to remain part of Europe. 

“I urge the people of Cornwall to lobby their Conservative MPs to back a People’s Vote. We should expect nothing less if the UK is to be a truly democratic nation.”