Last week, Mr S pointed out that many (possibly all) of the celebrities who featured on a People’s Vote video pushing for a second Brexit referendum, had in fact not changed their minds’ about Brexit, but voted Remain all along.
And it seems as though Mr Steerpike’s article has touched a nerve. In order to prove that they are not solely made up of malcontent Remainers, the People’s Vote released another video this morning, casting a light on those who had voted Leave in 2016 and have now switched sides.
But while the last video featured dozens of celebrities, stars, and ordinary folk now saying they backed a second vote, Mr S is sad to say the movement could only find one person in their ranks who voted Leave in the referendum: Hugh, Remainer Now:
WATCH: Hugh voted leave in 2016 but he's changed his mind because the #Brexit promised can't be delivered. He's marching at the #PeoplesVoteMarch this Saturday 20th October to demand a #PeoplesVote. Make sure you join him: https://t.co/z4hWRpcCPT @RemainerNow pic.twitter.com/z3W43BqKyW
— People's Vote UK (@peoplesvote_uk) October 16, 2018
Only Hugh, is not exactly your typical Brexit voter found on the street. In fact, Hugh Norris inspired the creation of the ‘Remainer Now’ lobby group, and has been pushing for a People’s Vote for the last twelve months. Norris also revealed in a letter to his MP that he voted for Brexit in the hope that the UK would remain in the single market and the customs union.
But if the People’s Vote are looking to find people who’ve actually changed their minds since the referendum, Mr S is happy to help. In fact, Steerpike can find plenty of people who now say they would vote Leave:
I’m afraid I agree with @JF85 here. I voted #Remain (but will vote #Leave if we’re forced to go through that again!) but I really, really wanted a thoroughly reformed #EU! The waste and lack of transparent accounting is too much@for me!
— Chris Bunnett (@chrisbunnett) October 15, 2018
I voted remain and I now want to leave, as that's what the vote determine and I trust the people we voted in to Government to do their job and deliver it.
— TonyJames14 (@james14_tony) October 15, 2018
WATCH | "I voted Remain as I was afraid of the short term damage a Brexit vote might do to Britain. This has been nowhere near as bad as I feared it would be. I heartedly regret voting for Remain.”
How many more are there like Gareth?
— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) April 4, 2018
I voted remain and wish I voted leave!
— A l l a n A r m s t r o n g (@armstrong_allan) October 10, 2018
All of which makes Mr S wonder: what’s the People’s Vote plan if they get a second referendum and the country votes Leave again. Best of five perhaps?