Dundee backers of Brexit are standing by their views six months on — despite uncertainty over what it will mean for the UK.
In a poll conducted by the Tele, 34.5% of those asked said they would vote to leave the European Union if a second EU referendum came around now, compared with 35.8% in June.
Meanwhile, 64.7% of readers said they would still vote to remain – up from 62.2% six months ago. Some voters revealed they had switched sides since casting their original votes.
One voter, Michael Neish, said he would now vote Remain having originally supported Brexit, spurred on by “Leave lies”. He added: “This was a vote for a pig in a poke.”
However Victor Cammack, from Birkhill, said he would switch from Remain to Leave, adding: “The EU is run by undemocratic buffoons.”
But most voters chose to stand their ground. Steven Harris from Coldside said he would “never change his mind” about voting to leave.
He said: “I made my mind up a long time ago that the EU as a model was broken and as such we as a nation had to leave while we still could.”
Remain voter Matthew Miller said: “The Leave campaign was based on a pack of lies and no agreed vision exists outlining what leave means.”
Alison Henderson, of Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce, said local businesses were still waiting for clarity on what Brexit means for them.
She said: “Businesses are looking for a clear sense of direction on Brexit, plus strong leadership on the current issues which affect business and the economy, as there is a long way to go before the actual exit.
“Many of our local businesses rely on the free movement of people, and losing access to an EU workforce could have a serious impact on many of our key regional sectors.
“Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce look forward to hosting a series of events to keep businesses informed and give them a voice as we move through 2017, and closer towards the key decisions and plans for Brexit and beyond.”
Dundee largely voted to remain in the European Union following the referendum in June.
Around 60% of the 66,418 votes counted across the city were in favour, while the overall turnout was 62.9%.
The UK as a whole chose to leave, with 52% backing the decision.