Saturday 25 March 2017

'I'm full of regret' - extraordinary moment Brexit voter changes her mind

Keely Lockhart

Mandy Suthi says that she her family voted for Brexit but they've changed their mind now that she's seen what's happening.

She told ITV she is full of regret and, along with her two sisters and her parents, would  vote differently if given a second chance.

"The facts are coming in now and our eyes are actually open," she explained. "We're actually seeing what's happening."

Ms Suthi said the biggest shock was David Cameron resigning, and that her and her family didn't expect it to happen.

It appears she is one of many Leave voters who have started to regret their votes.

Twitter users took to the social media site to express some second thoughts about how they used their vote in the referendum.

"If the pound hasn't recovered by the end of July I'm gonna start regretting my vote," wrote one, referring to the record plunge the pound took on Friday morning, when it dropped to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985.

Another seemed worried about the long and arduous trade deals the Remain side said the UK would have to negotiate.

"Part of me is regretting my vote, I'd like a 2nd referendum when we negotiate what leaving is going to be like and decide whether to accept," wrote DebbieMags.

The vote was close, with 51.9% of voters preferring to leave the EU, opposed to 48.1% who said they wished to stay.

Some Leave voters said they felt lied to, as one Twitter user wrote: "I personally voted Leave believing these lies and I regret it more than anything, I feel genuinely robbed of my vote."

The tweet came after Nigel Farage admitted on Good Morning Britain it was a "mistake" for the Leave campaign to claim the £350 million reportedly given to the EU each week would go to the NHS instead.

Referring to Mr Farage's comments, another user wrote: "That's like the main reason I voted to leave, now I wish I hadn't."

Telegraph.co.uk

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