Campaign launched to push for second vote

Campaign launched to push for second vote

Fellow People's Voters included Labour Peer Andrew Adonis, who joined the 'Unholy Trinity' for talks with Brussels Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier; Green Party leader Caroline Lucas, who said that uncontrolled, unvetted mass migration "enriches" Britain; and sci-fi actor Patrick Stewart, who said he wanted to obtain US citizenship purely for the goal of "fighting" Trump.

Stewart told the BBC he is supporting the People's Vote because the terms and conditions coming out of the negotiations are very different from those discussed during the 2016 referendum campaign.

The pair gathered with other anti-Brexiteers at a rally at the Electric Ballroom in Camden town, London, and addressed an audience of a reported 1,200 people.

A recent poll for the anti-Brexit group Best for Britain found that 44 per cent of people want a vote on the exit terms secured by Theresa May, while 36 per cent were against the idea of a further referendum.

"We are short on time, but we have people power on our side".

Respondents were asked to what extent they supported or opposed the public voting on the final Brexit deal the British government makes with the EU.

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Both Labour and the Conservatives have ruled out holding a second referendum, but the People's Vote - which launches today with a rally in London - insisted leaving the European Union should not be seen as a "done deal".

The campaign is run by Open Britain, which is one of several anti-Brexit organisations which sprung up during the 2016 referendum.

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

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

Business leaders and celebrities including Mirfield-born actor Sir Patrick Stewart have launched a campaign for a public vote on the final Brexit deal.

"We'll be able to have, not only a enormous free trade deal with our friends and partners across the channel, but we'll be able to boldly go to areas we perhaps neglected over the past five years".

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