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Nottingham chosen as flagship event as campaigners take to the streets in People’s Vote National Day of Action


Groups campaigning for a People’s Vote will be out in force on the streets of Nottingham on Saturday 08 December for a National Day of Action involving thousands of people across the UK.

The National Day of Action is being organised by activists and supporters from the People’s Vote Campaign, just days before a crucial vote in Parliament on the government’s Brexit plans.

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As well as in the city centre of Nottingham, events are taking place all over the country, with thousands of activists and supporters involved. Street stalls will be set up in towns and cities the length and breadth of the country. This will be the last action day before Parliament votes on the deal on December 11th.

Nottingham has been chosen as the flagship event in the East Midlands for the People’s Vote Campaign, and members of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire People’s Vote Campaign group will be running a stall in the Old Market Square, near the lions, between 10.30am and 3pm.

There will be the chance to write a postcard to MPs, fill in the brexitometer, and to find out more about the online Not Buying It campaign. Over the past few weeks, hundreds of people have dropped by the stall in Nottingham and other areas of the county to sign postcards to their MPs, with 222 alone being sent last Saturday from the city centre.

This Saturday’s National Day of Action follows the People’s Vote Summer of Action, which saw hugely successful rallies take place across the country, including in Bristol, Edinburgh, and in London, where the People’s Vote March for the Future saw a crowd of over 700,000 take to the streets.

The Nottingham event is one of eleven regional flagship events throughout the country, as well as a rally in Sheffield to highlight that public opinion is moving away from supporting Brexit in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Opinion Polls consistently show a clear majority of voters in most constituencies across Britain want their say on Brexit in a People’s Vote.

As part of the government’s Brexit deal, the UK has agreed to pay a £50 billion divorce bill, but we’ll get nothing in return. Instead, we’ll lose all our rights as an EU member – with less trade, fewer opportunities, and lower living standards.

British people will lose the right to live, work or study visa-free around Europe. And following what would be the biggest single biggest loss of sovereignty and control in British history, we would continue to follow EU rules, but have no say over how they’re made.

Even the government itself has now admitted that the Brexit deal will severely harm our economy. Dominic Raab, the Cabinet Minister who was supposedly responsible for negotiating Brexit, has said this deal is worse than staying in the EU.

Susan Martin, a founding member of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire People’s Vote group, said:

“People don’t just have to accept a bad Brexit, they can demand their voice is heard. The public needs to have the final say on this crucial decision because, in the end, only the people can really sort this out.

“As a group, we have been out on the streets of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire every Saturday for weeks now and the message we are hearing increasingly loudly is in support of a People’s Vote.”


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