Brexit protesters will march in Cambridge as part of national rally
PUBLISHED: 06:40 11 October 2017
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MP Daniel Zeichner is one of many speakers who will address the crowd.
Daniel Zeichner – MP for Cambridge, Labour
Andrew Atter - Entrepreneur and member of Liverpool for Europe
Cllr Rod Cantrill – Cambridge Liberal Democrats
Laure Ollivier-Minns - Campaigner for EU citizen’s rights
Richard Balfe - Lord Balfe of Dulwich, Conservative Party
Dr Victoria Bateman - Lecturer in Economics at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge
Marcus Johnson - Chief Executive of NW Brown
Professor Catherine Rowett – Norwich Green Party
Chris Jenkinson - Eastern regional secretary, UNISON
Paul Browne - Chair, Cambridge Stays
Around 500 campaigners from across the East of England are expected to rally against Brexit outside the Guildhall in Market Square, Cambridge, at 2pm on Saturday, October 14.
The rally in Cambridge is part of a national day of regional anti-Brexit protests.
Speakers will also address the crowd, commencing at 2.30pm with Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner. The rally will also feature music by Cambridge-based band Major Rat Run.
Paul Browne, Chair of Cambridge Stays, said: “Sixteen months on from the EU referendum and chaos reigns at the heart of government, with ministers at odds over which version of Brexit they should pursue. The reason for this is simple; there is no good Brexit, and no Brexit deal that will come close to making up for what the UK will lose by leaving the EU.
“To secure our economic prosperity, safeguard our environment, protect the rights of our workers, citizens and the EU nationals who have made the UK their home, defend our vital services, and to have a voice at the top table of international diplomacy we must remain in the European Union.
“As the promises and boasts of the Brexiters ring more and more hollow, people from across the East of England are coming together in Cambridge at 2pm on Saturday 14 October to say loud and clear that Parliament and the People of the UK have the right, and must now have the opportunity, to reject a damaging Brexit.”
Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge and one of the speakers at Saturday’s rally says: “As we enter the fifth rounds of Brexit negotiations it is clear that the Government has put us onto a one way collision course with economic disaster.
“The realities of Brexit are starting to reveal themselves as Europeans pack their bags, leaving behind them jobs and skills gaps in both the public and private sectors.
“What this country needs is for MPs to show courage and be honest with their constituents that Britain will not be better off out of the EU, in fact we will be significantly worse off. It is not too late for us to put up our hands and say we made a mistake and change the course we are going down.”