BBC’s Nick Robinson was in Swindon as Radio 4’s Today programme got the town’s views on the coming EU referendum.

The Today presenter was at Brinkworth Dairy speaking to dairy farmers Chad and Ceri Cryer before meeting women at Ultrabox class at JB Personal Training in Lydiard Millicent.

JB Personal Training owner, Shona Watt, spoke to Mr Robinson live on air to give her views on how an In or Out vote on June 23 would affect her small business.

She said: “To be honest, the impact on a small business like us, we are very UK focused, it’s going to be minimal.

“The primary impact is if there was a genuine negative impact on the economy which would affect people’s disposable income to spend on discretionary leisure activities like this.

“The economy is the main priority as far as we are concerned. One of Swindon’s strengths is the diversity of the economy, the indirect impact will be how Brexit affects key employers in the town.”


Mr Robinson concluded his Swindon visit with a cup of tea at Dotty’s Old Town Café.

“The same themes come up again and again,” he said.

“Some people are directly affected by the EU, farmers for example and some businesses, an awful lot of people are not but there’s a hunger out there to learn more.”