London – The Future Laboratory has launched part one of An Uncertain Future, an original documentary series that examines consumer sentiment outside London in the run-up to the general election.
Leaving London, which voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union (EU), the LS:N Global team travelled to a dairy farm near Milton Keynes, a market town in Norfolk, Cardiff University in Wales and a Sikh Gurdwara in Bradford to hear from a diverse range of people. We spoke to four consumers about the current political landscape, how immigration has changed the face of Britain and what they believe life will be like in five years’ time after Britain has left the EU.
Representing different sides of the political spectrum, there were feelings of both confidence and uncertainty among our interviewees. Nigel Stacey, a farmer from Milton Keynes, is concerned that promises made during the election, especially in regards to agriculture, might not be kept, while Privilege Nyathi, a political refugee from Zimbabwe studying at Cardiff University, is voting for the first time because he feels that due to Brexit and the result of the last election there is ‘so much more at stake’.
Look out for the full series and report on An Uncertain Future, which will be released on 8 June.