Some things I’ve found, which I want to refer back to…
Lord Ashcroft’s survey on reasons for voting Leave or Remain
Bim Adewunmi’s heartbreak over the result
Woman on Radio 4 who voted Leave. "I'm pleased. Don't think it'll effect us cause we're elderly. For the young people I'm not sure."
— Game of Throw-ins (@GameofThrowIns) June 24, 2016
— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) June 18, 2016
By the same token, it seems unlikely that those in these regions (or Cornwall or other economically peripheral spaces) would feel ‘grateful’ to the EU for subsidies. Knowing that your business, farm, family or region is dependent on the beneficence of wealthy liberals is unlikely to be a recipe for satisfaction (see James Meek’s recent essay in the London Review of Books on Europhobic farmers who receive vast subsidies from the EU). More bizarrely, it has since emerged that regions with the closest economic ties to the EU in general (and not just of the subsidised variety) were most likely to vote Leave.