Open Britain Shrewsbury to join Brexit march in London

By Aimee Jones | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

More than 300 people from Shropshire are expected to take part in a march through the streets of London later this month campaigning for a "people's vote" on Brexit

The previous people’s vote march in October

They will join a forecast one million supporters campaigning for a second Brexit referendum during the rally on March 23.

Open Britain Shrewsbury chairman, Andrew Bannerman, said: "As Parliament is unable to agree on a way forward and our Prime Minister, Theresa May, postpones the ‘meaningful vote’ yet again, we need to demand a final say on Brexit.

“Now is the time to put it to the people and ask us what we think would be best for the future of our country.

"At the end of this agonising period of parliamentary discord, we, the people, have a right to be consulted. We now know that in 2016 the Leave campaign promised things which are undeliverable. Furthermore, nobody knows what everyone who voted Leave in 2016 actually wanted."

In October last year, Open Britain Shrewsbury organised transport for over 200 people to travel in four coaches to London, to join over 700,000 supporters on the previous people’s vote march.

Mr Bannerman added: “This month we are scheduling over 300 people to join us on our coaches. If everyone who went on that march brings one extra person along - a friend, colleague or family member - then 1.5 million people will be descending on central London, a figure that cannot be ignored.”

The coaches leave Abbey Foregate car park on March 23 at 7am.

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Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and South Shropshire.


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