Are you marching with the Lib Dems to stop Brexit next Saturday?

Next Saturday, as Parliament sits for the first time on a Saturday in 37 years to try and sort the Brexit mess, a massive People’s Vote march will be taking place. MPs will be able to hear the end of the rally in Parliament Square.

The Lib Dems will be marching in support of a People’s Vote with the very clear aim to stop Brexit.

We will be meeting at 11 am at the Duke of Wellington Memorial Statue at Hyde Park Corner.

In October last year, I made the 800 miles in a day round trip to make my voice heard. I joined 700,000 others. A million took to the streets in March.  I will be doing so again next Saturday. It is so important to stop Brexit so that we can get on with tackling the really important issues of our time – climate change and tackling poverty and inequality.

That day last October was brilliant. Gorgeous sunshine, fabulous atmosphere -and we even saw Jarvis Cocker!

It will be strange not to be sitting in front of BBC Parliament following all the twists and turns but I feel that it is very important for MPs to have a very visible reminder that they don’t have a mandate for any specific deal. They sure as hell don’t have a mandate for no deal. They need to let the people mark their homework by means of a referendum with the option to choose the best deal possible – remaining in the EU.

Come and join us.

 

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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5 Comments

  • Are there similar events in Manchester, Leeds etc?

  • Richard Underhill. 13th Oct '19 - 5:10pm

    The 2014 referendum had votes at 16, the 2016 referendum di not.

    Tom Brake said:

    “The move by the Government to make voter ID compulsory is a thinly-veiled attempt to rig the results of future elections. We know from the pilot back in 2018 that voter fraud was inconsequential, whilst what the pilot did do was turn away a disproportionate number of vulnerable voters.

    “Boris Johnson is clearly taking a leaf out of Trump’s playbook by using false claims about voter fraud to suppress turnout.

    “The trial was deemed a waste of time and of the public’s money, and this roll-out will be no different. The Conservative Government have already showed disdain for our democracy and this move is simply further confirmation of that.

    “Rather than electioneering by making it harder to vote, the Conservative Government should be focusing on ways to encourage democratic participation, such as through extending voting rights to 16 year olds.”

  • Denis Loretto 14th Oct '19 - 8:54am

    We must do all we can to make this the biggest march ever. There must be no confusion about the “revoke” policy. That only kicks in if and when there is a general election and the Lib Dems gain a majority in the Commons. Right now a people’s vote on any proposed deal is our aim. Any failure to secure a huge turnout would be interpreted as a boost for the brexiteers.

  • nigel hunter 14th Oct '19 - 10:38am

    When the polls now state over 50% wish to remain in the EU WHY ARE BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS STILL ONGOING!!??
    Their are 3 ‘events ‘ on that day. March, Parliament,Liverpool ( Corbyn conveniently unavailable for the march). Will be interesting to see who gets the most coverage. Maybe it should be a third each.

  • John Marriott 14th Oct '19 - 5:02pm

    @Nigel Hunter
    Why? Because your wonderful opinion polls are not infallible! Marching may suit the optics; but it’s what goes on in people’s heads when that pencil hovers over the Remain and Leave that really counts, always assuming we are to be asked for our opinion again. Mind you, for those capable of walking a few miles and shouting a few slogans, it will probably be a fun day out. How much good it will do is debatable. You see, we’ve been here before.

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