Sir Patrick Stewart adds star power to Brexit referendum rally

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16 April, 2018

The People's Vote campaign is spearheaded by United Kingdom lawmakers of various parties, as well as celebrities and business leaders, British media report.

Speaking at a rally in London yesterday afternoon, Stewart (78) told a crowd of more than 1,200 people that he "will not stand idly by" while Britain's "future is at stake".

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart, who played Charles Xavier in the X-Men films, said the famous character would have voted Remain.

He said: "It is not Charles Xavier standing here in front of you - although I can assure you that if he was, he would have voted Remain".

An internet ballot from Opinium revealed to mark the launch suggests greater than half of the British public (52%) backs a vote on the ultimate deal, with 31% opposed.

"That we shouldn't worry about the cost and complexity of it or the litany of broken promises".

The actor says his two iconic characters would be anti-Brexit, but Boris Johnson says we can live long and prosper outside the EU. 'Our country's future is at stake and we will not stand idly by, ' he said.

"We'll do everything we can in Parliament for a people's vote". Since then, the people have been outside of the process. Tory Remainer Anna Soubry told the crowd in London that, whatever deal is done, "you and your grandchildren will be less prosperous than you are now". This is really serious stuff.

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The British parliament's only Green MP, Caroline Lucas, said: "This is too big and too important to be determined exclusively by politicians".

He added: "This whole Punch and Judy, ultra-tribal kind of politics is over and Westminster hasn't caught up yet".

The event also heard from the Liberal Democrat's Layla Moran, and the Green Party's Caroline Lucas who declared, "Brexit is not inevitable people!"

It attracts collectively 9 grassroots marketing campaign teams in a joint effort for a vote. One of the them is Open Britain.

May will unveil new programs to free up trade, improve the skills of young people and boost women's participation in business, including an offer of 7 million pounds (US$10 million) in Commonwealth-wide support to boost women-owned businesses in countries where being female is a professional barrier.

"Now that we are learning the real cost of Brexit, I want to urge that we think again and insist whether we accept the Brexit deal is a matter for the people", he added.

The campaign aims to persuade people to back a public vote on the terms agreed between the United Kingdom and European Union when talks come to a close later this year.

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