Gazette readers aren’t disappointed that the UK didn't leave the EU on Halloween

The majority of Gazette readers aren’t disappointed that we didn’t leave the EU when it was promised for October, 31.

Thursday, 31st October 2019, 5:01 pm
Updated Monday, 4th November 2019, 1:00 pm
Readers have shared their disappointment over Brexit.

Thursday, October 31, was marked in our calendars as Boris Johnson’s Brexit Day but it became simply Halloween.

Instead, Brexit was put back into the hands of the country in a general election set for December 12.

In a Facebook poll on the Shields Gazette on Halloween we asked you: “Are you disappointed the UK hasn’t left the EU today?”

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Out of over around 900 readers who voted on the poll, 39% said yes while 61% said no.

This is what you had to say about the change in the Facebook comments.

Stephen Sullivan argued: “This isn’t something that needs to happen immediately because Boris Johnson says so. This is one of the most important events of our generation and should take time to make sure the deal we have is in the best interest of our entire country otherwise we may see the collapse of our economy.”

Ruth Potts commented: “I totally agree.”

Robert Ardkore Simpson argued: “People are that sick of hearing about it now they just don't care.”

Andy Buddin said: “They have lost my vote forever. Decided not to vote anymore.”

Roland Brown added: “We should have been out months ago.”

A few readers were disappointed with the decision made.

Peter Watt said: “Yes but it will happen.”

Karen Pick said: “Democracy wise yes.”