Guy Verhofstadt says the 'Brexit revolt' has started

PUBLISHED: 12:31 26 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:33 26 March 2019

The People's Vote March in London. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire.

The People's Vote March in London. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire.

The European Parliament’s top Brexit official has said that there is now a “real Brexit revolt” in the United Kingdom.

Anti-Brexit campaigners taking part in the People's Vote March in London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA WireAnti-Brexit campaigners taking part in the People's Vote March in London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The European Parliament’s top Brexit official has said that “we see for the moment a real Brexit revolt” in the United Kingdom, with more than five million people signing an online petition to revoke Britain’s decision to leave the EU and a million taking to the streets to stay in the EU.

Guy Verhofstadt said he felt especially encouraged by the vote in the House of Commons seizing more control over the stalled Brexit process.

That has set up a series of votes this week that could dramatically alter the course of the UK’s departure.

Verhofstadt said: “It is possible now to work in Britain toward a cross-party alliance.”

He added: “I hope it will lead to a proposal that can be backed by a majority (in Westminster).”

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Last night he tweeted: “Parliament takes control. An opportunity to build a cross-party cooperation leading to an enhanced political declaration & a closer future relationship! #Brexit”

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