David Davis to share a platform with Nigel Farage at Leave Means Leave rally

David Davis to share a platform with Nigel Farage at Leave Means Leave rally

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The former Brexit Secretary David Davis is to appear at a rally along with Nigel Farage for the Leave means Leave campaign, it has been announced.

Mr Davis walked out of Theresa May’s Cabinet over her Chequers plan in July, and now says he will be taking part in the rally in Bolton “to ensure Brexit is delivered and democracy upheld”.

Labour and Brexit-supporting MP Kate Hoey is also taking part in the event on September 22, the day before Labour’s annual conference begins.

Ms Hoey rebelled against her party to back Theresa May in a crucial Brexit vote in Westminster in July.

 

‘We would still be run by Europe’

The Bolton rally is the first of a series of high-profile events by the group Leave Means Leave, including a rally at the Conservative conference in Birmingham on September 30.

Mr Davis said: "I am joining the Leave Means Leave rally in Bolton as a matter of principle - to ensure Brexit is delivered and democracy upheld.

"I look forward to sharing a platform with other politicians from across the political spectrum to support this cause."

He added: "The Government's Chequers proposal doesn't meet the requirements of the referendum. We may be out of Europe but we would still be run by Europe.

"We must pursue a Canada-style deal which the EU has already made clear they are agreeable to.

"If this is not possible, Britain can still thrive with a World Trade Deal under WTO rules."

Leave Means Leave is planning further rallies in Torquay, Bournemouth, Gateshead and Harrogate during October.

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