Two coaches for Brexit protesters

March 12 2019
Two coaches for Brexit protesters

ORGANISERS of transport for protesters heading to the latest People’s Vote march ordered a second coach to cope with demand from people in Thornbury and Yate.

Local People’s Vote campaigners said the first one to the event sold out in a few weeks.

The Put it to the People march, calling for another referendum on the Brexit deal, was due to take place in London on March 23, with national organisers predicting that hundreds of thousands of people would take part. Supporters in Bristol and Bath hired a train to take protesters to the event.

Jackie Quarrell from the group said: “Last October over 700,000 people marched for a People’s Vote on Brexit. Things have got a lot worse since then.”

The People’s Vote campaigners recently had a visit from former Transport Secretary Lord Adonis, pictured, who gave a speech at Castle School.

The Labour peer told audience members the current political situation was a crisis which threatened future generations.

He also told the audience time spent in Westminster passing provisions for a no-deal Brexit was taking time and focus which could be far better spent on other critical issues.

The peer called for a long extension of Article 50, which set the timetable for the UK to leave the EU by the end of March, and a second referendum with the option to remain in the EU.