We’re about to leave the European Union, perhaps.
How we will go or whether our departure will be delayed hasn’t been settled. So much is still unknown.
Wales voted Leave in 2016 but with talk of extending Article 50 or even a new referendum how are Welsh Leave voters feeling?
I went to Blaenau Gwent to find out. It voted Leave by almost two thirds in 2
6 but with talk of extending Article 50 or even a new referendum how are Welsh Leave voters feeling?
I went to Blaenau Gwent to find out. It voted Leave by almost two thirds in 2016.
As a TV reporter, an easy way to find out what people are thinking is to ask them on the street. It’s not scientific but it’s effective. We call it the Vox Pop in the trade.
Normally it’s a bit like being a salesman – persuading people, who are usually shopping and don’t want to be on TV, to speak and share their views on something they might have no thoughts about.
Sometimes it can be a slog but not with Brexit, everyone has an opinion.
First I speak with engineering boss Mike Garland from Tredegar.
To get to his factory you need to drive on the heads of the valleys road which was partly financed by EU funds.
The EU flag signs are everywhere and Mike hates it.
“Those signs annoy me a lot. It’s British money. We subsidise the rest of Europe. If we kept that money in this country we would be better off.”
I challenge Mike to justify that when the Brexit supporting UK government says the economy will be worse off.
For Mike it’s an act of faith.