WATCH: Jo at People’s Vote march: We must stop Brexit and build a brighter future

After the Parliamentary shenanigans yesterday, Jo Swinson spoke to the People’s Vote rally in Parliament Square. She told not just the crowd but the country to have hope, that we can stop Brexit and have a brighter future.

The next few days are going to be critical in determining the sort of country we are going to be for generations. Talk to everyone you know and explain to them why it is so important to stop Brexit.

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

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  • Paul Barker 20th Oct '19 - 2:50pm

    On that Brighter Future, am I right in supposing that The Letwin Amendment generates an automatic Extension, irrespective of what The EU 27 decide ? I thought that was the whole point of it ?
    Does this mean that even if the Deal passes next Week, we dont leave Legally till all the Legislation has gone through Parliament ?
    I am confused, can anyone help ?

  • Paul – the EU27 could refuse the extension if they wanted to. The smart chat is that they won’t, but they could.
    On your second point, basically yes.
    Now, I think Jo did really well yesterday. This is a good clip. She is better in front of a crowd than she is in Parliament. A bit like Charles Kennedy in that respect.

  • Richard Underhill 23rd Oct '19 - 12:43pm

    On BBC2 on 23/10/2019 Vicky Young (BBC) said that the Liberal Democrats and the SNP want 16 and 17 year olds to be able to vote in the next general election.
    This has been SNP policy in time for the 2014 referendum in Scotland, agreed by Conservative PM David Cameron MP in the Edinburgh agreement.
    If the BBC report is correct it is most welcome.
    This has been Liberal Democrat policy for decades.
    These people deserve to be allowed to vote at all levels and have an understanding of the most important issues, such as climate change, that some of their elders lack.
    This is the democratic thing to do. The SNP expressed their support for Caroline Lucas’ 10 minute rule bill, so we might also expect Green support.
    Labour may think that there is political advantage for them.
    The Tories are likely to oppose, but currently lack an overall majority, which implies that the timing is urgent. The average of the Lords is above 16.

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