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Group claims Lichfield residents are backing call for second Brexit referendum

A group calling for a second Brexit referendum claim Lichfield residents want to see people given the chance to decide on how the UK’s departure from the European Union should be handled.

Members of the newly-created Peoples Vote branch in the city were in the Market Square on 12th January looking to gauge local views as MPs prepare to vote on Theresa May’s deal.

They asked people to decide whether they felt the Cabinet, MPs or another referendum should be used to decide the future of the country.

The results saw 44 people opt for the Cabinet, 6 for MPs and 159 for the people to have the power.

A spokesperson for the group said: “This clearly showed the preference was overwhelmingly for a second referendum and will be used to influence our elected representatives.

“People were also asked to write to their MP so as to inform the debate in Parliament in the coming week and beyond.”

The group will hold their next meeting at 3pm on 27th January at the Brewhouse Kitchen on Bird Street. For more details visit their Facebook page.

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  1. Rob

    14th January, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    200 people?
    That’s not enough to clearly show anything.

  2. John

    14th January, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Leave with no deal would be best outcome as that’s what we voted for

  3. Rob

    16th January, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Yes John but Mrs Soubry doesn’t approve. Sod what 35million voters decided.

  4. Darryl

    16th January, 2019 at 11:14 am

    35 million? Where did you pull that figure from?

  5. Rob

    16th January, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Alright then, rounding up 33.5 or so to 35. You know, when you buy a bottle of Scotch for £33.75 or so and in your head it’s cost about £35.
    However many millions, unless the Soubry approves it, it’s evidently meaningless.

  6. Philip Allso

    16th January, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Your into analysis Darryl. Never come across the gross number of voters before?

  7. Burntwood Bloke

    16th January, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Leave with no deal! NOW!

    We don’t need well-priced food from our close European neighbours. We don’t need frictionless, tariff-free trade. We don’t need certainty. We don’t need global companies setting up shop here in the UK, employing people and contributing to the economy.

    After all, we have a well-organised, smart, cohesive government who will make the required trade deals with ease.


  8. Darryl

    16th January, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    I’m sure what you mean is 17.4 million people voted to leave, which is not 63.66% of the voting electorate who voted to remain or didn’t vote.

    Not really “will of the people” is it?

  9. Rob

    16th January, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    I didn’t mention percentages of anything, but since you’ve brought it up 17.4 million is more than have ever voted for anything else.
    I know what I mean’t, not you.

  10. Darryl

    18th January, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Keep clinging to that figure Rob, it’s becoming more and more meaningless as the details of the vote, criminality and the deal are revealed.

  11. Rob

    21st January, 2019 at 10:10 am

    I don’t need to cling to anything because you can’t wish it away.
    Sorry to disappoint.

  12. Philip Allso

    21st January, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Darryl and Rob, It has become self evident that the vast majority of MPs are not in favour of Brexit on any terms. It makes you wonder why provision for a referendum was on both major parties manifestos and that they voted in large numbers to implement article 50. It would seem to me that to comply with our sham of a democracy that the democratic decision should be implemented without conditions. A General Election could then be called with both parties committing themselves to immediately apply for re-entry. It is time that the duplicity we have seen from our governing legislation is exposed for what it is, namely, a determination to thwart the will of the electorate. I am sure that the above procedure would sharpen the minds of the electorate and encourage them to seek more honest representation. I see no point in manifestos or referendums if they are just to be ignored. You might find the EU would be compliant with the above and suspend any actions until the outcome.