A GROUP opposing being in the European Union was out in force getting the public’s opinion on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal.

Taking to market place on Saturday, 1 December members of the group Hampshire Out were giving out Brexit-themed shopping bags, as well as getting the opinions of the public on the proposed deal.

Some of the people that the group spoke to said that they felt ‘betrayed’ and that their MP had ‘defied the election result’. The group stood in the town centre for the shopping day to gauge the view of the public.

Hampshire Out argue that ‘the deal on offer is the worst combination of remaining in the EU with none of the benefits of leaving.’

A Government spokesperson said: "This is the right deal for the UK, including Basingstoke and the rest of Hampshire. 

"It protects jobs and livelihoods, and takes back control of our borders, our laws and our money. We'll be able, for the first time in forty years, to strike new trade deals that will open up new markets around the world.

"Passing this deal through Parliament will allow us to focus on building our bright, post-Brexit future."