IN PICS: Spain Anti-Brexit groups join People’s Vote march in London

IN PICS: Spain Anti-Brexit groups join People’s Vote march in London

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in London at the weekend to demand that the British government hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit, among them dozens of Brits who had flown over from Spain.

On the second anniversary of the Brexit referendum, around 100,000 people marched on Parliament holding banners and waving EU flags to call for a ‘People’s Vote’ on the final deal.

Among them were British citizens living in Spain who travelled to the UK to support the cause.

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Bremain in Spain joins People’s Vote march in London

Bremain in Spain joins People’s Vote march in London

OVER 100,000 Brits and Europeans marched through their towns and cities in the UK yesterday (Saturday) calling for a ‘People’s Vote’ on the final Brexit deal – which remainers have been campaigning to include an option to stay in the European Union.

Among those who joined the main march in London were British expats in Spain who had travelled over specially, and the thousands of Spaniards who live in the UK capital, both of whom fear their ability to live, work, retire and receive healthcare in their countries may be threatened by the process.

Bremain in Spain, a Facebook-led campaign group headed up by Sue Wilson (pictured) took to the streets to fight for the rights of Brits in Europe and Europeans in the UK. She is shown here (centre, left) with María Luisa and Nacho Romero, Bremain members from Spain who live in the UK and also belong to the ‘flip-side’ sister group, Españoles en Reino Unido Surviving Brexit

Go to the Think Spain page for more info…

A Photo Journey Through the March for a People’s Vote with Bremain

A Photo Journey Through the March for a People’s Vote with Bremain

What an amazing day! It was an honour to join fellow Bremainers, and our partners, to march with over 100,000 in support of a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.

Young and old, families, pro EU groups, politicians from all parties, celebrities … and even pets came together with one aim. Here are just are a selection of photos from the path we Bremainers took.

Bremainers Gather

Bremainers gather at Buckingham Palace and begin the journey…..

Peoples Vote Bremain in Spain
Peoples Vote Bremain in Spain
Peoples Vote Bremain in Spain
Peoples Vote Bremain in Spain

Bremainers March towards Parliament Square…..

Peoples Vote Bremain in Spain
Peoples Vote Bremain in Spain
Peoples Vote Bremain in Spain
Peoples Vote Bremain in Spain

Approaching Parliament Square, speeches and end of a brilliant day!

Peoples Vote Bremain in Spain
Peoples Vote Bremain in Spain
Peoples Vote Bremain in Spain

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Peoples Vote Bremain in Spain
Bremainers Join the March for a People’s Vote

Bremainers Join the March for a People’s Vote

Bremain in Spain members from across Spain and beyond today joined the march for a People’s Vote.

In the gallery below you can see a selection of photos from throughout the day. While you’re here, we are also supporting our partners at Britain For Europe, who today have launched a petition with the aim of demonstrating that there is public support behind a People’s Vote and that Brexit is no longer the ‘will of the people’.

As part of our campaign to stop Brexit, we are asking you to sign the petition and help show the government that the path that they are taking is not one backed by the people.

You can sign the petition at People’s Vote Petition – and please help share far and wide too!

 

 

 

 

Why Do We Need A People’s Vote?

Why Do We Need A People’s Vote?

Suppose for a moment you buy airline tickets to a holiday destination. It might not be where you want to go but, hey, the kids want it. Suppose that circumstances change, an illness, a cancellation or a delay. You call the airline. They flat out refuse to accommodate. Best they can do is change the date.

How would that make you feel?

In the real world, this is happening on a much larger scale. Are you happy with the way Brexit negotiations are going, and don’t you want to have a say?

That’s what a ‘People’s Vote’ is all about – you having your say. In 2016, the British public voted to leave the European Union by 52 to 48 percent. They made a binary choice to leave, or to remain, within the European Union. Since that time, consequences have been felt and predictions indulged.

But no one knows what will happen next. What we know is that the UK Government and the Official Opposition refuse to let the British public have a say on any proposed ‘final’ deal between Britain and the European Union.

And ‘finality’ is key. Referendums may be about binary choices, but they must be followed-up with honest reflection. Circumstances change, precisely why they’re not legally binding in the United Kingdom. It is a misnomer to say that the British public has lost their right to change their minds. They haven’t, but the politicians need to be reminded.

If democracy was respected in 2016, it should be respected again in 2018. Bremain in Spain, campaign groups and a plethora of cross-party support up and down the country are demanding that voters be allowed to give their verdict on any deal put forward by the UK Government on how to work with Europe.

Since 2016 politicians have been hammering out negotiations with no clear trajectory. Compromises will be reached. Concessions will be made. No singular soul or party or household will agree with everything.

A people’s vote isn’t about re-running old debates. It’s not about ‘Brexiteering’ or ‘Remoaning’. A people’s vote is about enshrining the biggest, constitutional shake-up in modern times with the faith of the people.

If Brexit began with a people’s vote, it should end with a people’s vote too.

 

Alastair Stewart, Deputy Bremain Press Officer

 

Bremain in Spain members from across Spain and beyond today joined the march for a People’s Vote.

March for The People’s Vote

March for The People’s Vote

March for a People’s Vote

12pm Saturday 23rd June, Pall Mall, London

On the 23rd of June, Bremain will march to Parliament Square to demand a vote on the final Brexit deal ………..

Join us, for this historic event!

Who is supporting the march?

The March for a People’s Vote is being supported by organisations including Open Britain, European Movement UK, Britain for Europe, Our Future our Choice, For our Future’s Sake, Healthier In, Scientists for EU, Trade Deal Watch, Wales for Europe, In Facts and others.

What are we marching for? A People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal!

 

Why are we marching for a People’s Vote?

  • New facts have come to light about the costs and complexity of Brexit that no one could have known at the time of the referendum.
  • Promises made by politicians about Brexit, like more money for our NHS, are not going to be kept.
  • The Brexit process is a complete mess and the negotiations are going badly, which makes it more likely that we will get a bad deal.
  • The Westminster elite is making a mess of it.
Peoples Vote

When are we marching?

Saturday 23rd June, 2018

The main PeoplesVoteMarch will be meeting at Pall Mall from 1200. The march will follow the route below and finish in Parliament Square, where the special guest speakers will address the crowd. Bremain in Spain members will be meeting at Buckingham Palace main gate at 1100 for a photoshoot, then at 1130 they will be joined by other groups from the British in Europe coalition, such as  Brexpats – Hear our Voice, RIFT and ECREU. We will all march together, alongside EU citizens groups the 3Million, In Limbo and Espanoles en el Reino Unido.

Peoples Vote March Route