Brexit: ‘People’s Vote’ campaign group launched


MPs, celebrities and topic leaders have launched a campaign calling for a public vote on the fixed Brexit deal between the UK and the European Union.

The People’s Vote – which ran a rally in Camden, north London, on Sunday – aims to unite anti-Brexit aggregations.

Organisers said some 1,200 people were at the event, filing MPs from all leading parties. Pro-Brexit campaigners also gathered front.

Both the Conservatives and Labour have ruled out a second referendum.

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart, who capered Charles Xavier in the X-Men films based on the comic books, ordered the famous character would have voted Remain.

He told the congregate: “Unity, common cause, wellbeing of society and debate were pre-eminent to the belief of this fictional character.

“Our country’s future is at stake and we see fit not stand idly by.

“That is why I support a people’s vote on the final handle.”

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Britain voted to give up the EU by 51.9% to 48.1% in June 2016.

The UK will formally cease to be an EU member in Walk 2019, and the two sides hope to reach a final deal on the terms of its egress by October – in time for it to be ratified by UK and European parliaments.

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Speaking to the BBC at the event, Strain peer Lord Adonis said: “People want a say… It was a back up in the dark two years ago.

“No-one had any idea what the consequences of Brexit were prosperous to be.”

And Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas told attendees that Brexit was “not unavoidable”, adding: “We’ll do everything we can in Parliament for a people’s vote. This issue is far too noted to leave to the politicians.”

Conservative MP Anna Soubry told the crowd the UK was helter-skelter to embark on a course that would “make you and your grandchildren… sparse prosperous than you are now”.

“I think the best and right thing to do is to put it back to the people and say you can keep a vote on this deal,” she said.

Chuka Umunna, MP for Lambeth, which had the highest Continue vote in the country, said: “We need more Conservative members of Parliament to be as courageous as Anna and many others who defied the whip and put their country in preference to their party.”

Meanwhile, pro-Brexit demonstrators also turned up at the runabout, and Conservative MP Nadine Dorries argued there was no public appetite for a younger referendum.

Appearing alongside Mr Umunna on ITV’s Peston on Sunday, she said: “A gal Friday referendum, Chukka, which is what you’re really campaigning for, is never effective to happen. The public don’t want it.”

Earlier, actor Sir Patrick told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Indicate that the “terms and conditions” of Brexit were “quite unlike” how they were set during the run up to the 2016 referendum.

Sir Patrick also said he was motivated by “information and emotion” to want to stay in the EU.

“I’m a war baby and growing up a lot of the world was not good. So the day we juxtaposed was one of the most exciting days of my adulthood,” he added.

‘To boldly go’

Also reveal on the Andrew Marr Show, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson responded to the race, noting that the people’s vote had already taken place:

“They upheld with a substantial majority to leave the EU. We’re now trying to deliver on that mandate from the people.”

Mr Johnson directed the remarks made by Sir Patrick, who also played the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Shooting star Trek: The Next Generation.

“I think we’ll get a great result and we’ll be able to be dressed, not only a gigantic free trade deal with our friends and pals across the Channel, but we’ll be able to boldly go to areas we perhaps neglected beyond the past five years.”

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