17 Oct 2019
Thank you to all those that took the time to answer our recent survey on how you would vote if there was a second referendum. We compared the results to when we ran the same survey in 2016.
Boris has been to Europe and got what he claims is a “great deal”. He now just needs the support of MPs when they vote on the deal this Saturday.
The DUP will be crucial in securing the deal but the early signs are that they won’t.
This could lead to a no-deal Brexit, an extension to the Brexit deadline and/or the “pro-remain” preferred solution a second EU referendum.
We recently ran a survey asking our mailing list, how they would vote in the event of a second EU referendum.
The results showed that 89% of people would stick to their original decision.
52% of people said they would vote to remain. Which is a marginal increase compared to when we ran the same survey in 2016. Then 50% of people said they would remain, 46% voted to leave and 4% said they still weren’t sure.
Prime Director, Morgan Davies comments “The results show that Brexit is still as divisive as ever with passion and frustration running high on both sides. The feedback from our clients is that they would like some certainty so that local businesses can plan for the future and adjust to life outside of Europe... if that is to be the case!”
Louise Bennett OBE DL Chief Executive of Coventry Chamber of Commerce commented “Businesses simply want clarity and stability which drives confidence and investment decisions. Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce as the voice of business are leading the way connecting our members into the truly global network of Chambers. Our members give us a barometer of the economy in our Quarterly Economic Survey which despite concerns around confidence has shown that our region of Coventry and Warwickshire continues to grow to demonstrate how robust and buoyant our local business community is.”
As we move towards a Brexit resolution businesses can start to adjust to the implications of the outcome. As businesses gain more clarity on what a Brexit future will look like, we are here for clients to contact should they have any questions on how legislation changes might affect their business.
The results show that Brexit is still as divisive as ever with passion and frustration running high on both sides."