With outrage and protests growing against the Government’s suspension of Parliament in an attempt to force through a destructive Brexit, people will gather in Newcastle this Sunday (1st September) to demand “Let Us Be Heard.”
At the Assembly Rooms, a line-up of local speakers and national politicians will make clear their opposition to the democratic outrage of Boris Johnson’s government proroguing Parliament for five weeks in the crucial period leading up to the current Brexit deadline of October 31st.
The rally will include speeches from Anna Turley, the MP for Redcar, Anna Soubry MP, leader of the Independent Group for Change, Lord Andrew Adonis, the Labour Peer and Abby Tomlinson, campaigner for the student-led group ‘For Our Future’s Sake’ (FFS).
Across the country, rallies and protests are springing up as the British people refuse to allow Boris Johnson’s government to rail-road our democracy in pursuit of a destructive Brexit for which they have no mandate.
The People’s Vote campaign has been organising a series of rallies across the UK through the summer and autumn, culminating in another huge march through central London on October 19.
Anna Turley, MP for Redcar and leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“Our very democracy is under threat from Boris Johnson and the unelected advisors he has effectively put in charge of the country. They are trying to limit the amount of scrutiny that Parliament can apply to them, because they know there is no support amongst either MPs or the public for their extreme, destructive, version of Brexit.
“My constituents in Redcar, many of whom voted to leave the EU in good faith, did not vote to lose their jobs, or for medicine shortages, or for civil disorder on the streets. They voted leave because politicians like Boris Johnson promised them a brighter future. What is being delivered is the exact opposite.
“With protests and outrage growing across the country about this assault on democracy, now is the time for Newcastle and the rest of the UK to stand up and be heard.”
Abby Tomlinson, campaigner for the student-led group For Our Future’s Sake (FFS), said:
“Young people did not vote for Brexit, but what is being imposed now will cause huge damage to our futures. Not only will it mean a weaker economy, with fewer jobs, fewer opportunities and fewer rights, but it will also undermine the European identity that is so important to so many young people.
“Boris Johnson was elected by less than 0.2% of the country, and an even smaller number of young people. He does not speak for us, and he does not have the right to impose his disastrous Brexit on us without giving the public the final say. A People’s Vote is the only way to resolve this crisis.”