British lawmakers, celebrities call for 'people's vote' on Brexit

Cheryl Sanders
April 16, 2018

X-MEN leader Professor X and Star Trek's Captain Jean-Luc Picard would have voted Remain, according to the actor who played the roles.

Hundreds of supporters of the campaign were at the rally in Camden, north London, to hear speeches from Sir Patrick, Ms Soubry, Mr Umunna, Lib Dem MP Layla Moran and Caroline Lucas, a co-leader of the Green Party.

Britain is due to end its membership of the European Union next March, with both the governing Conservatives and main opposition Labour parties rejecting calls for a second referendum.

Organisers said about 1200 people were at the event, including MPs from all leading parties.

Stewart said the campaign was not a rejection of the Brexit result, arguing that some of the claims used by the Leave side - including a promise of additional £350 million a day for the NHS - were "misleading".

He told the rally: "Unity, common cause, wellbeing of society and debate were paramount to the belief of this fictional character".

"Our country's future is at stake and we will not stand idly by".

It is hoped that Britain and the European Union can reach an agreement on a Brexit deal by October in order for this to be ratified by both parliaments before March next year, when the UK's membership of the bloc formally comes to an end.

"No-one had any idea what the consequences of Brexit were going to be".

He said: "The campaign for the People's Vote is simply requesting that we have another chance to consider what the terms of this divorce are going to be".

Conservative MP Anna Soubry told the crowd the United Kingdom was about to embark on a course that would "make you and your grandchildren... less prosperous than you are now".

He said: "It is not Charles Xavier standing here in front of you - although I can assure you that if he was, he would have voted Remain".

The Individuals's Vote marketing campaign is demanding the British public be given the ultimate say on the deal secured by Prime Minister Theresa May, slightly than MPs in Parliament.

"As time has gone by. the information that we are receiving about the terms and conditions of that separation are quite unlike the terms and conditions that were spoken of so loosely during the 2016 campaign", he told the BBC. What I am motivated by is history and emotion. "We're now trying to deliver on that mandate from the people".

'We will be able to boldly go again to areas that perhaps we've neglected over the last 45 years, ' the foreign secretary said.

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