Whilst a few political loyalists have agreed to have traditional estate-agent-type Leave or Remain boards stuck on stakes in their front gardens – some local residents have “gone large” in letting neighbours know which side they’re supporting .
The occupants of a house overlooking Dock Hill have incorporated a super-sized Union Jack, a Welsh Dragon and patriotic bunting in their “Vote Leave” display – augmented with encouragement for voters to take the opportunity to get back control of Britain’s borders, Britain’s legislation and – in effect – Britain itself.
Meanwhile in Victoria Road, Penarth, neighbours living only a few yards from each other have evidently come to opposite conclusions about what the future of the nation should be.
An enormous “Vote Remain on June 23rd” placard has appeared in a garden on the corner of Victoria Road and Cwrt Y Vil Road – clearly pressing the case for Britain to continue have open borders to all EU migrants, to be governed by un-elected EU bureaucrats and to pay for the privilege of being shackled to a declining European economy for all time.
A few yards away however another householder has come to an entirely different conclusion and is pressing the case for Britain to take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to escape from the Colditz prison of the EU next week – whilst the going is good.
Other householders in Penarth obviously feel strongly enough about the vital issue to have taken some considerable trouble to accommodate giant placards to get their point across .
The undercurrent of growing support for Vote Leave has evidently caused consternation amongst politicians who had little idea before the campaign of just how opposed ordinary voters are to the EU. When Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood was asked by the BBC if she had been taken aback by the strength of the Leave campaign in Wales, Ms Wood admitted “Yes, I have.”
Meanwhile the biggest poster-display yet discovered has to be on this detached house in Sully which stands on the corner of South Road and Cog Road.