On Saturday 23rd of June, representatives of Rugby Green Party took part in the March for a People’s Vote to demand a say on the final Brexit deal.
It is now clear that high profile promises such as £350m a week extra for the NHS made by politicians such as Boris Johnson during the Brexit debate, are not going to be kept.
The Brexit process has descended into farce and the negotiations are going badly. This makes it more likely that we will get a bad deal or even a disastrous no-deal outcome.
Organisers of the People’s Vote march have estimated in excess of 100,000 people attended the rally in central London.
Green Party leader Caroline Lucas delivered a powerful speech to the crowd calling for a radical campaign which empowers people and gives them hope for the future. She described freedom of movement as a ‘precious gift’ which should be celebrated.
Bob Beggs, Green Party candidate for New Bilton, who took part in the march said:
As the Brexit negotiations inch painfully towards their conclusion it has become increasingly obvious that the final terms will neither fulfil the promises of the Leave campaign nor meet the expectations of the electorate. I fully agree with the Green Party leaders’ call for a Peoples Vote to have the final say on this most critical decision and was very pleased to be able to demonstrate our support on Saturday’s march.
Rugby Green Party is proud to be campaigning for a People’s Vote on the final deal, that explicitly includes an option to remain part of the European Union. As we march towards the national calamity of Brexit, we know there is an alternative.