West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has attacked the validity of a survey claiming many Stratford people who voted to leave the EU have changed their minds.
Mr Carver said the sample of just 159 by Stratford4Europe was too small to have any credence and said the new group “flies in the face” of the democratic decision by the British people who voted in favour of Brexit.
He said: “We cannot turn the clock back, our relationship with the EU would never be the same again. What part of the democratic process does this group not understand?
Mr Carver, who has recently been on the campaign trail in Stoke Central, said he has had “many conversations” with people who voted to remain but who now wish they had voted to leave and are more than happy with the proposed hard Brexit.
He also pointed to the strong economic growth since last June’s historic vote with our economy growing by 0.6 per cent between July and September, faster than previous estimates.
Mr Carver said: “Britain ended the year as the strongest of the world’s advanced economies with growth accelerating in the six months after the Brexit vote.
“The Bank of England has revised growth estimates for the year from 0.8 per cent to 1.4 per cent.
“And whilst the falling pound makes foreign holidays and imports more expensive, it is a terrific boost for our exports market and tourism at home.
“Post Brexit we will be able to trade globally under our terms without the constraints of EU protectionism in the form of high tariffs.”