Green MEP joins rally for people’s vote in Bristol

Molly joined a cross-party group of politicians and campaign groups at a rally in Bristol on Saturday 11th August calling for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal. Other speakers included Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable, Labour Co-Operative MP Stephen Doughty, and Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston. The rally came as a new poll finds that more voters in the South West back a referendum on the Brexit deal by a margin of 42% to 35%. The threats to the NHS from Brexit will be a key feature of the rally. Dr Scott Cato said:

A murky network of fake think tanks, so-called charities and wealthy individuals are using Brexit as an opportunity to attack the regulations which protect our environment, health and rights and to push an extreme free trade agenda. Many of these organisations – some with close links to government ministers – strongly favour the privatisation of our health service, and we see US corporate vultures circling in the hope of picking off our health services in any post-Brexit trade deal.

“This is not what people voted for. We need a People’s Vote so people can decide whether what Brexit offers is actually what they wanted, or whether on reflection their interests and those of the country are best served by remaining in the EU. The latest poll showing that more voters in the South West favour such a vote than not demonstrates that people want to take back control from the inept politicians who have led us into this Brexit shambles.”

You can hear Molly’s speech at the rally, after a welcome by Femi, the Co-Founder of Our Future Our Choice, here:

Notes

[1] The South West People’s Vote Rally took place on Saturday 11th September at Colston Hall. Other speakers included Vince Cable MP, Sarah Woolaston MP, Stephen Doughty MP, Dr Lauren Gavaghan and Sally Paterson from Bristol University Students’ Union.    

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