- Matthew Hudson visited Cambridge, one of the only area's in the region to vote remain. This is his takeaway of what people there think of the triggering of Article 50.
Cambridge is the most cosmopolitan place in our region. From all over Europe and the world people come to visit, study and work.
Not surprisingly it was our most vociferously Remain area.
From a turnout of 72.2 per cent at the referendum:
- 73.8% voted to remain in the EU.
- 26.2% voted to leave the EU.
That is not surprising. The city's university is renowned around the world, it's high tech companies increasingly trade around the globe.
This year its economy is set to hit £9.3 billion - that is from a city of only around 140,000 people.
Among the food stalls on the city's market we found most people are still remain.
Jean Pierre Lormont voted to stay in the EU. His family has owned this Italian restaurant for 35 years.
His mum's Italian, his dad's French. He's pure Cambridge and believes we need to be optimistic.
But his Portugese chef Mario has real concerns that Brexit will make it harder to get the staff they need.
Damian Croft is also worried. He organises high end tours to Sicily and other Mediterranean destinations and wants freedom of movement to be as unchanged as possible.
But you can still find positivity in unlikely places. The charity Alliance Francais has been helping Brits learn French in Cambridge for 35 years.
They have seen a marked increase in applications.
As one of the east's economic powerhouses Cambridge is not used to being on the losing side.
By and large the feeling here remains that the rest of the region got it wrong.