UKIP members gathered for an amazing day in Gloucester on Saturday 1st December, handing out free Brexit ! bags to shoppers in Eastgate Street and The Cross.
The streets were busy, and the atmosphere was especially festive with the Salvation Army band playing Christmas carols nearby.
The Brexit ! bags, made of quality hessian with eye-catching blue and yellow Brexit logos, proved extremely popular. Richard Ford, UKIP Chairman Gloucester, Cheltenham & Tewkesbury, was thrilled with the way the day went. “Possibly it was our best ever bags Brexit ! Action Day. We handed out upwards of 2,000 bags and thousands of leaflets in just over two hours, and had people literally queuing up!”
Lots of people said how much they supported Brexit, with the comment, “Out means out,” heard more than once. “The reception was fantastic,” says Richard Ford, “and it is clear that people are absolutely fed up with both May & Corbyn, and the delays in implementing what they voted for 2.5 years ago.”
UKIP members had gathered from many areas of Gloucester as well as Swindon, Stroud and Cheltenham to lend a hand distributing the bags. The take-up from the public was so good the team tasked with putting leaflets into the bags worked hard to keep up with demand.
It was heartening to talk with so many who feel Brexit is the direction the country should be going in. Many I spoke to were very happy with the idea of “No Deal”, saying this is what they voted for in the first place. Some expressly said they will be voting UKIP next time they get a chance, and some are thinking of joining the party.