Anti-Brexit campaigners sign their names on 'battle bus' in protest of Brexit deal

Anti-Brexit campaigners flood Parliament to protest Theresa May's Brexit deal

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Over 150 young people have signed their names on a "battle bus" in protest at Theresa May's Brexit deal.

The group from Our Future, Our Choice have also taken over the Commons lobby in Parliament, calling on their MPs to demand a People’s Vote, claiming the Brexit deal is not "good enough".
 

 

Will Dry, the co-President of Our Future, Our Choice said the Prime Minister’s deal would leave young people with “fewer opportunities”.

“We are here today because young people in this country do not feel that the deal Theresa May has negotiated is good enough for our future,” he said.

“It is going to make us poorer, it is going to leave us with fewer opportunities and frankly, we don’t think it is good enough.

“Why are politicians allow this to happen? We think that as a bare minimum young people should get a vote on this deal.”

He added: “We want to exercise our ancient parliamentary privileges to tell our MPs that we don’t think this deal is good enough and we desperately want you to reject the deal and give us a People’s Vote.”

MPs including Green Party's Caroline Lucas and Labour's Ben Bradshaw met with the young campaigners inside Parliament. 

 

'77 per cent of us don't want Brexit' 

Campaigners signed their battle bus which has on the side “Dear MPs, 77 per cent of us don’t want Brexit, please stand up for our future."

Lara Spirit, another co-president of the group said that the signing of the bus was “symbolic” to show how many young people do not want Brexit.

“The bus is here for a symbolic reason, which we have been touring around the country. We have been everywhere,” she said.

“We were in Brussels to protest the signing of the deal and the bus really shows that 77% of young people don’t want Brexit.

“We have had young people travelling across the country and we want MPs to know that we are serious about this.”

She added that she “hopes” Tuesday’s visit to Parliament will make people listen.

“We have only got a matter of weeks left and we have been campaigning for well over a year on this now,” she said.

“I think we have got to do all that we can and I am hoping that it will have an impact and that MPs will spare five minutes of their day to come down and talk to the generation that is going to have to bear the consequences of this decision for the longest.”

 

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