Sky News readies Brexit doc “Out and Proud”

A new Sky News documentary revisiting the UK's shock vote to leave the European Union features interviews with former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage and London mayor Sadiq Khan.
August 5, 2016

A new documentary from Sky News is revisiting the UK’s shock vote to leave the European Union.

Titled Out and Proud: Where Brexit Leaves Us Now, the hour-long doc is hosted by political editor Faisal Islam and looks to take a deep dive into reasons behind the Brexit vote.

Sky News spent a week in the northern city of Sunderland and surrounding areas, and the doc finds Islam speaking with fishermen who hope shipyards and coal mines will reopen, pensioners at the air show that are expecting £350 million a week for the UK’s National Health Service, and “Leave” voters who had previously never voted in general elections.

Islam also speaks with key players from the “Leave” and “Remain” camps, including Nigel Farage, former leader of the UK Independence Party; Sadiq Khan, mayor of London; Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party; and Theresa Villiers, Conservative Party MP.

“To better understand where we are going, we have to first unpick how we came to this. Only by asking people why they voted ‘Leave’ can we establish where the Brexit mandate is going to take the country,” said Islam in a statement.

“Theresa May promises that ‘Brexit means Brexit.’ But it does matter what the people who delivered the vote – Labour, Tory and non-voter – actually believe it means.”

The doc is to air on August 10 at 9 p.m. BST.

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