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UK MPs, Celebrities Push For New Referendum On Final Brexit Deal

UK MPs, Celebrities Push For New Referendum On Final Brexit Deal

Speaking after about 1,000 opponents of Britain's exit from the European Union staged a people power rally in London, he said: They are people who believe in the common interest, who have always had at heart the needs of everyone, not just an elitist few.

MPs, celebrities and business leaders have launched a campaign calling for a public vote on the final Brexit deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

He said: "It is not Charles Xavier standing here in front of you - although I can assure you that if he was, he would have voted Remain".

"That is why I support a people's vote on the final deal".

According to the BBC, the idea of the campaign is to unite anti-Brexit movements.

And they faced jibes from Brexit supporters after recruiting Star Trek actor Sir Patrick Stewart to be a leading spokesman for the group.

The UK is due to leave the European Union in March 2019 following the referendum which saw Britain vote 51.9% to leave and 48.1% to remain.




"Since the 2016 referendum, there has been a concerted effort by many - including government - to shut down debate about Brexit and to tell us that we should simply trust ministers to get on with it because Brexit is an irreversible process". We are short on time, but we have people power on our side. Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas told attendees of the rally that Brexit was "not inevitable", adding that they will fight in Parliament for a second vote.

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

He said: "The cost of war was everywhere and many never recovered from it".

"As time has gone by. the information that we are receiving about the terms and conditions of that separation are quite unlike the terms and conditions that were spoken of so loosely during the 2016 campaign", he told the BBC.

Sir Patrick also said he was motivated by "history and emotion" to want to stay in the EU. "So the day we joined was one of the most exciting days of my adulthood", he added.

The People's Vote campaign, which held its launch event in Camden, London, is backed by high-profile MPs from the major political parties, business leaders and celebrities, including the British star, Sir Patrick Stewart, who played Captin Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation. "We're now trying to deliver on that mandate from the people".

"(We) will be able to boldly go again to areas that perhaps we have neglected. friendly wonderful places where we can renew old friendships, rebuild relationships and develop fantastic new free trade deals".