Brexit debate

EU referendum: and the result will be …

By Michael Stones contact

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Which way will you vote? Vote in Food Manufacture's preview poll
Which way will you vote? Vote in Food Manufacture's preview poll

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No, we can’t predict the result of tomorrow’s EU referendum debate. But we can offer you a sneak preview of the possible outcome by voting in our very own Food Manufacture poll.

During the long run up to tomorrow’s vote, the Food Manufacture Group has impartially reported the arguments in favour of remaining within the EU and of quitting the union. We have tried to explore how the decision will impact the prosperity of UK food and drink manufacturers.

Highlights of our coverage included: Greencore ceo Patrick Coveney’s video interview, after our Business Leaders’ Forum, in which he set out four reasons​ why he claimed food and drink manufacturers would be better off inside the EU.

Greencore ceo Patrick Coveney

We also reported the arguments put forward by leading anti-EU campaigner and former environment secretary Owen Paterson in favour of quitting the union​.

The food manufacturing case for remaining within the EU​ was explained by Sir Stuart Rose, chair of Britain Stronger in Europe and former Marks & Spencer boss in an article written exclusively for FoodManufacture.co.uk.

We reported too, the advice of organisations such as the Food and Drink Federation, Confederation of British Industry and the manufacturers’ organisation EEF, to name but three.

We also asked Food Manufacture readers how they planned to vote in our state-of-the industry survey​.

Generations to come

Whatever your view about the merits of the respective arguments, there is no doubt tomorrow’s decision will affect the lives and prosperity of Britons for generations to come.

After all arguments, the claims and the counter claims, tomorrow (June 23) is the big day. So, how will you vote?

Share your views with more than 100,000 food and drink industry professionals by taking part in our survey.

Survey

In the EU referendum, I will vote to:

  • Remain within the union, because UK food and drink manufacturers will be better off within the EU.

    58%
  • Leave the union, because food and drink manufacturers will have a brighter future if freed from its shackles.

    33%
  • Unsure: still weighing the arguments.

    6%
  • What time’s the next Euro footy match?

    3%

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