Five hundred people are said to have posted comments on the Brexit result in the outdoor box “ballot”, described – in politically-loaded terminology – as a “Regreterendum” in Penarth .
Anyone could “vote” in the referendum as many times as they liked without restriction – posting their comments on paper slips in the six wooden “ballot” boxes sited around the town. The “results” therefore have none of the legitimacy of even an opinion poll – let alone that of the actual referendum itself .
It is clear however that a some of the minority of people who didn’t like the result of the real referendum have used wooden “ballot boxes” as an opportunity to put pencil to paper and have an anonymous whinge about it.
Other paper slips meanwhile seem to indicate many others accept the result with equanimity and just want to get on with implementing it.
One box was physically damaged in what has been described by the anonymous organisers as an incident of “brexage”.
One posting alleged there had been “misinformation” from the Leave Campaign [presumably, none at all from the whiter-than-white “Remain” camp] – and called for another vote to be carried out [similar to the re-run that the EU forced on Ireland].
Others expressed the forlorn hope that “the decision will be overturned.” whereas some claimed “Our lives are ruined.”
One posting said “To the Welsh who voted to leavee you sold us out.”
But the most frequently expressed pro-Leave sentiment was “Less of the negativity – I think a decision has been made – let’s be positive and make the most of it!” and to the whinging Remainers ““You lost. Get over it.”
One commenter noted “My family fought two world wars for Europe, lost an empire, millions of lives. It’s madness having Turkey/Ukraine as allies. If you don’t accept democracy move to Brussels!”