Brexit opponents to call for referendum on final exit deal

  • Brexit opponents to call for referendum on final exit deal

Brexit opponents to call for referendum on final exit deal

The majority of people in the United Kingdom want a "people's vote" on the final Brexit deal, according to a new survey in which some 52% of respondents expressed support for the idea.

The day of action is being organised by the European Movement, Open Britain and Britain for Europe, with more than 100 events planned across the United Kingdom, from Aberdeen to Falmouth.

Lawmakers from the governing Conservative Party, as well as the opposition Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green parties, and Sir Patrick addressed the crowd.

The campaign brings together Open Britain along with the European Movement and another seven organisations that collectively claim to have more than 700,000 supporters, 20,000 activists, and more than a million followers on social media.

"Brexit is not inevitable".

According to Sir Patrick Stewart, who is leading the effort, the campaign's goal is to secure a referendum on the final Brexit deal.

"Whether you think the government will negotiate a good deal or bad deal, Brexit is definitely a big deal", Open Britain's executive director James McGrory told AFP.

Actor Patrick Stewart, best known from Star Trek, is also backing the campaign.

Britain voted to leave the European Union by 51.9% to 48.1% in June 2016.

He added that "history and emotion" led him to want to stay in the EU.

The EU official gave Theresa May until December 31 2020 to change her mind on Britain exiting the pair as it withdraws from the EU, saying: "So long as they have not left, during the transition period, everything is still possible".

However, foreign secretary Boris Johnson shrugged off the campaign, insisting that the people have already spoken on Brexit.

Asked what he would say to people who voted for Brexit, he told the programme "what we are doing is in their benefit".

"(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".

Moran said any new referendum would have to happen after the deal is completed in October, and before Brexit day at the end of March - meaning campaigners are short on time.