Public Opinion in Penzance

Government must not ignore public on Brexit

Posted on: 28th August 2018

Public opinion and concerns should not be swept under the carpet by the Government as we head for Brexit. That’s what former MP, Andrew George, advises as he and fellow campaigners have been on the streets and inviting local people to react to the latest news on the Brexit negotiations.

Opinion pollsters recently showed that St Ives constituency is one of a number across the country where public opinion has switched from Leave to Remain. (

As the photograph attached to this release shows, public opinion in Penzance this weekend is strongly unimpressed by the Government’s handling of the Brexit process.

Andrew George is also cooperating with the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce in setting up a Brexit debate at the Queen’s Hotel Penzance on Thursday 13th September at 7.30pm. Further information to follow.

Mr George said, “Whether you’re an enthusiastic Leave voter or not we should not just allow the Government to walk us over the Brexit cliff without taking account of public opinion and anxiety. No one believes the impact of Brexit will be insignificant. But, with time running out more than 2 years after the referendum, the Government can’t even agree with itself what kind of Brexit it wants.”

Campaigners have vowed to continue taking to the streets as often and in as many places as they can to give people the chance of having a say.