Brexit diaries: 'It’s a relief that things are starting to move'

“Pleased that the journey has started,” says Colin, a Tory voter in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, who wants Theresa May to hurry up and take the UK out of the EU.

That was the dominant sentiment of this week’s leave supporters, who are among keeping Brexit diaries for the Guardian and Britain Thinks as part of a new project looking in depth at the views of 100 people across the country over the next few months.

“It’s a relief that things are starting to move; a feeling of satisfaction we are getting out,” says Nina, a leave voter in Bradford, from the latest focus group of 20 asked to write widely around the topic of leaving the EU.

But some of the out-voting respondents – from Glasgow, London, Manchester, Bradford and Kings Lynn – still display a degree of scepticism that politicians will really carry out Brexit as promised, confusion about the process and worry over the current period of uncertainty.

“I am tired about hearing about Brexit,” says Farzana, a Labour leave voter in Bradford. “I don’t think it will have much impact on me because I don’t believe it will go ahead.”

Her views are echoed by SNP leave voter, Elsie, in Glasgow, who writes: “I’m still very confused as I thought all these things would have been read through and discussed in parliament. During the campaigns of whether we stay or leave, politicians sold the idea and now the vote was leave, they seem they don’t know what they talking about any more.

“It’s sad and now…


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