Leading figures from all wings of the Labour Party will be joining the Trust The People” march and rally tomorrow (Saturday 21st September) in Brighton.
The Labour Party’s policy on Brexit has shifted significantly over the last year with Jeremy Corbyn promising the British people will get a final say in a referendum with an option to remain in the EU in all circumstances.
Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer, Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry and Shadow Women & Equalities Secretary Dawn Butler are among those taking part in the march and speaking at the rally.
The march will also feature speeches from local MPs Peter Kyle and Caroline Lucas.
Peter Kyle, the Labour MP for Hove, said:
“No Deal or some sort of hard right Johnson Deal won’t end Brexit, it would be the beginning of never-ending negotiations in which our country would be in a weaker position than ever.
“In contrast, Labour would put Brexit back to the people. We need a confirmatory referendum before an election on any Johnson Deal. That’s how we get clarity and closure on Brexit. That’s how we can move on from the last three years and start tackling all the other issues which have been ignored for too long.”
Caroline Lucas, the Brighton Pavilion and Green MP, said:
“Offering everyone in the country the final say in a new referendum is the best way to heal divides over Brexit.
“The far right of the Tory party now occupying Downing Street want to impose a form of Brexit on the British people that is a million miles from what they once promised.
“And there are those who simply want to see Parliament overturn the result of the last referendum.
“Either course will only deepen divisions in our country. Neither can be called democratic. The only fair way to solve this crisis and get a lasting settlement is through a People’s Vote, and a programme to transform Britain so people’s very real grievances can be addressed”.
Notes to editors:
The Trust the People march will start at 1400 at The Level, Union Road Brighton BN1 4ZN. The rally will take place at Hove Lawns at 1500.
Full route of the march and the rally location can be seen here: