Town showered with EU cash votes to leave EU

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    Jun 26, 2016 11:17 AM GMT
    Shows how much false information and scare mongering was done during the poll for Brexit.
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jun/25/view-wales-town-showered-eu-cash-votes-leave-ebbw-vale

    ArticleIt’s a town with almost no immigrants that voted to get the immigrants out. A town that has been showered with EU cash that no longer wants to be part of the EU. A town that holds some of the clues, perhaps, in understanding quite how spectacularly the Remain message failed to land. There’s a sense of injustice that is far greater than the sum of the facts, and the political landscape has fractured and split. Zak Kelly says that many of his friends, in what is Nye Bevan’s old constituency, voted Ukip.
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    Jun 26, 2016 5:19 PM GMT
    It's the same in my part of the world. Cornwall is a net beneficiary of EU funding and now the future is looking very uncertain for a lot of EU-funded projects, including many that help the less fortunate in our society. The leaders of the Leave campaign promised they would match this funding, but then, they've promised the "savings" to a lot of things and are already backpedaling on some. I think any savings from leaving the EU are going to get eaten up in sorting out the mess created by Brexit. For example, all of our trade deals over the last few decades have been negotiated by the EU. We have no experienced trade negotiators in our government or civil service. The only certainty is that the next decade is going to be boom time for commercial lawyers.
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    Jun 27, 2016 1:28 PM GMT
    they cant say the whole town didnt put it together for stupid when it counted