Remainers take part in Brexit march

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Stratford4Europe members taking part in the Peoples' Vote March back in June.

LOBBY group Stratford4Europe took 150 supporters to the Peoples’ Vote March in Westminster on Saturday.

They were among 100,000 people who called for a public vote on the final Brexit deal.

The march slowly wound its way around Trafalgar Square and down Whitehall, past 10 Downing Street, and ended in a mass rally which swamped Parliament Square and the roads leading into it.

There were what were described as ‘impassioned speeches’ from the likes of joint Green Party leader Caroline Lucas, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable, Conservative MP Anna Soubry, Labour MP David Lammy, and actor and presenter Tony Robinson.

Jonathan Baker, chair of Stratford4Europe, said: “It was an amazing day and a spectacular sight to see such an endless sea of Union Jack and EU flags flying side by side.

“We are demanding a ‘peoples’ vote’, not because we want a re-run of the referendum but because, whichever way people voted in the referendum, we now know that no one is going to get what he or she voted for.

“Now we know more of the facts we need and deserve another say on whatever form the outcome of the negotiations take.”

Stratford-on-Avon voted by 52 per cent to 48 per cent in favour of leaving the EU back in 2016. Its MP, Nadhim Zahawi, was also pro-Brexit.

A poll of 300 people in November last year by the group found a 14 per cent swing from people who voted ‘leave’ who said if they could vote again they would do so for ‘remain’.

 

  • bran

    Demanding a peoples vote? isn’t that we we had last time. I really wouldn’t trust the people…

    • Victoria Parker

      Totally get this but I trust the government less…

    • Simon Teale

      The 2016 referendum asked a question badly just to mollify UKIP. The next one must be specifically about the deal so that people can judge the pros and cons.

      Winston S. Churchill “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”

  • Victoria Parker

    People of all ages gave up their day to travel from all over the country to show their support for the People’s Vote campaign. It was a fantastic day. Peaceful and inspirational. Before all the ‘you lost, suck it up’ comments appear let’s set the bar high for a sensible debate about why the People’s Vote is a good idea. The People’s Vote is not a second referendum. It is a vote on the final deal…whatever that turns out to be. Whichever way you voted you gave your decision to the government to decipher and manipulate into their vision of what leave means. The government is divided and we still do not have a clue what that deal is going to be. The country is equally split over brexit. There is so much anger and hatred on both sides.
    Ultimately we all want what is best for our country. Surely a say on the final deal for both leave and remain voters is the fairest way to make sure that a majority actually gets what they voted for once we know what that deal is . #peoplesvote If you agree please sign the petition https://www.peoples-vote.uk/petition

  • Simon Teale

    However they voted in 2016, neither remainers nor leavers will recognise the dogs breakfast of what is being discussed in summer 2018. Unless there is a compulsion to bring a specific Brexit plan to citizens, I don’t think the cabinet will ever decide what Brexit is #wastingtimeandmoney

  • wicked messenger

    what a pathetic little bunch. Saw the Stratford contingent on TV and I hope they didn’t give the impression to the country that they represent the opinion of this town!

  • RJH

    Brexiteers and Remainers will lose. The government and Brussels will win. This has always been their intention.

  • RJH

    “A poll of 300 people in November last year by the group found a 14 per cent swing from people who voted ‘leave’ who said if they could vote again they would do so for ‘remain’.” A poll By a group of vehement remainers? Hmmm. Okay! I trust their result!