How do we Remainers react to The Prime Minister’s set piece speech in Florence? As Stop Brexit march supporter and keynote speaker Alastair Campbell wrote: ”Choosing Florence said ‘This is Special’. Signaling her intentions so far in advance reinforced that impression, that this was to be ‘a moment’ in the Brexit process.”
Does this make anyone planning to come to Manchester on 1st October to join the Stop Brexit march feel reassured or less likely to attend? With her words ‘The British Public voted for Brexit’, Remainers up and down the country let out a roar of “No we didn’t.” A tiny majority of a gerrymandered electorate may have made that choice, but why is the voice of the not much smaller minority being totally ignored, swept aside, erased from history by speech writers and politicians alike?
We haven’t gone away and we can’t get behind Brexit. There is no plan and only a tired and frankly illiterate ideology. We will never support something that is so wrong for the country. So we won’t shut up. In fact we plan to make a huge noise when we protest at The Conservative Party Conference on 1st October 2017.
The march will assemble at All Saints Park, Oxford Road M15 6BN with a rally from 11am. There will be high profile Remain speakers including our Patron AC Grayling, Alastair Campbell, activist and campaigner Bonnie Greer, local MP Lucy Powell and Alison McGovern, as well as leaders of campaign groups in and around the wider remain movement. Continue reading “May’s Florence Speech Fuels Will of Protesters”
The superintendent of Greater Manchester Police has ordered the relocation of the National Stop Brexit rally and march being held to coincide with the Conservative Party Conference on Sunday, October 1st.
After consultation with an independent security expert, Greater Manchester Police have now sited the rally at All Saints Park and decided the march will terminate at the junction of Portland Street and Princess Street. The march has also been instructed to depart half an hour earlier at 1.30 p.m.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but these are circumstances beyond our control.
Following further consultation with Greater Manchester police, the organisers of the Stop Brexit March are pleased to announce that the location of the assembly point for the march has now been confirmed as Whitworth Park.
Peter French, a spokesman for the Stop Brexit March, walked the route on Tuesday and is delighted with the new arrangements.
“Whilst this shortens the overall route by just under half a mile, it won’t have any effect on the impact of the march. On the contrary, we have had a lot of inquiries from families with young children wanting to take part, so this makes everything a little bit easier and safer for everyone.”
One day in June 2016, 17.2 million people indicated in an Advisory Referendum that they wished to Leave the EU. Parliament had not set a threshold for the referendum result, as would normally be expected for such a major, unprecedented constitutional change. The Conservative government chose to interpret the Advisory Referendum as a mandate to implement Brexit, interpreting it as ‘the will of the people’. This despite the widespread acknowledgment that the campaign leading up to the Advisory Referendum was misleading to voters on both sides.