A member’s view
I am joining the People’s Vote March on Saturday (Oct 19th) – and this is why I think members of all Brexit views should consider going.
If like me you are feeling desperate about the way the Government are risking everything and heading for a no deal Brexit, or if like me you are anxious about the final outcome, even if no deal is forced off the Tory table next week, then book your tickets for the march in London now.
With the Tories in Government we have two choices, walking away with a no deal or a Tory deal that is not much better, one forced through Parliament by threats and bullying. There is only one way to go – a general election and a people’s vote, with remain on the ballot paper alongside a deal that protects workers rights and the environment.
This is now official Labour Party policy and is the only way of dealing with Brexit and finding a way to bring the country together, to end austerity and address climate change.
The next few weeks are critical and the stakes remain astronomically high. MPs are jittery and are either reluctant or feeling bloody minded (JS!) about supporting Jeremy in a no confidence vote and as a caretaker Prime Minister until an election can be held. It has to be Jeremy, he is leader of the opposition, and even though he may be regarded as a divisive figure (by some, not by me) so would Ken Clark or Hilary Benn.
So what can we do to show Parliament that they must take this issue seriously and ensure MPs take that reluctant step before it is too late? We need to get three million people on the streets of London on Saturday and show them how important this issue is to us, both remainers and those of you who want the chance to vote for a Labour Brexit. It is too late to send an email, write a letter or sign a petition. The biggest demonstration ever is the only chance we have.
You can get coach tickets through this link for £17 or less. Buy one for yourself, your partner and for your friends and family – get them to help us secure a future that we can all be proud of!
Cheltenham Labour Party.