More than 215,000 people sign petition demanding final say on Brexit deal

PUBLISHED: 13:56 16 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:56 16 July 2018

Thousands march to demand a People's Vote

Thousands march to demand a People's Vote

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A petition demanding a public vote on the final Brexit deal between the UK and the European Union surpassed 215,000 signatures following a spate of cabinet resignations.

Anti-Brexit demonstrators fill Parliament Square in central London, during the People's Vote march, which called for a vote on the final Brexit deal. Picture date: Saturday 23rd June, 2018. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.Anti-Brexit demonstrators fill Parliament Square in central London, during the People's Vote march, which called for a vote on the final Brexit deal. Picture date: Saturday 23rd June, 2018. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/ EMPICS Entertainment.

The campaigners are calling on the government to give the public a final say on Brexit, an issue they argue is “too big to be ignored by the people”.

The organisers of the People’s Vote campaign will deliver the petition to Downing Street this autumn - a week before Parliament votes on the final Brexit deal.

People's Vote March. Photograph: Jono Read/ArchantPeople's Vote March. Photograph: Jono Read/Archant

Last month more than 100,000 people marched for a People’s Vote in central London and supporters are out on the streets across the UK each week with copies of the petition to raise awareness of the cause.

Leading People’s Vote campaigner and Labour MP Chuka Umunna said that the Chequers “car crash” will boost support for a fresh referendum.

People's Vote placardsPeople's Vote placards

He explained: “Brexit is turning into an unholy and undeliverable mess.

“The Chequers car crash crosses Theresa May‘s own red lines, it certainly fails Labour’s six tests and it is a million miles away from the kind of Brexit people thought they were getting – whether they voted Leave or Remain in 2016.

He added: “Brexit’s contradictions can’t be resolved by a Cabinet riven with splits or Parliament with parties divided on this issue.”

A spokesperson for the People’s Vote campaign said: “Even if the EU agrees to it, it is a worst-of-all-worlds deal, which will leave Britain half-in, half-out of Europe, with no say on the rules we will still have to follow while paying through the nose for the privilege.

“That’s why we think it’s now time for the public to take back control of this botched Brexit. A People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal is our chance to tell the politicians just what they think of the deal they have negotiated.”

On Monday former government minister Justine Greening signalled support for giving the people a final say.

“The only solution is to take the final Brexit decision out of the hands of deadlocked politicians, away from the backroom deals, and give it back to the people”.

She told Radio 4 Today’s programme that a number of senior Tories backed a fresh referendum.

• To sign the petition visit the People’s Vote website where there is further information about the next People’s Vote march taking place in October.

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