The big red bus parked next to a Cambridgeshire village hall on EU referendum day made Brexit a very local issue. It was right about the importance of the NHS to the voter heading to the polling station. But it knowingly deceived people by promising that leaving the EU would bring our health service an extra £350 million every week. Weve since discovered that leaving the EU is damaging to our health system. Already its undermining shortages of nurses, GPs and care workers. Its hurting our general economy at a moment when more funding is needed for mental and physical health, and social care. It threatens to disrupt supply chains that keep our pharmacy shelves properly stocked, and life sciences research for which this part of the country is a world leader. The extreme views and deception of a few politicians holding too much power has vital implications for everyone: small business, the supermarket, schools whether you run the place or just depend on it. When I proposed to Cambridgeshire County Council that we should support a Peoples Vote, in which everyone has a say on the final Brexit deal, council leader Steve Count dismissed Brexit as having nothing to do with us. I should think hed be concerned, given that his council is known for potholes it cant afford to fill, buses it cant afford to run, and a path to bankruptcy that he himself reckons is just two years away. His chief finance officer says Brexit is a risk to the care industry workforce that delivers the councils overwhelming area of responsibility. Brexit is a profoundly local issue. Its for precisely that reason, given all we now know, that the people whose lives and wellbeing will be shaped by it should have a say on the deal we are to live with including an option to stay in the EU if the Brexit deal on offer is undesirable. Many good opportunities have been taken for granted in our EU relationship, not just for our economy but for the future of Cambridgeshires young people if only to freely live and work in 27 other countries. Theyve had no say. Would it be undemocratic to give them a chance?