Green MEP for the South West and former Bristol West parliamentary candidate, Molly Scott Cato, will join a cross-party group of politicians and campaign groups at a rally in Bristol this Saturday calling for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal. The rally comes as a new poll finds that more voters in the South West back a referendum on the Brexit deal by a margin of 42% to 35% . The threats to the NHS from Brexit will be a key feature of the rally. Dr Scott Cato said:
“A murky network of fake think tanks, so-called charities and wealthy individuals are using Brexit as an opportunity to attack the regulations which protect our environment, health and rights and to push an extreme free trade agenda . Many of these organisations – some with close links to government ministers – strongly favour the privatisation of our health service, and we see US corporate vultures circling in the hope of picking off our health services in any post-Brexit trade deal.
“This is not what people voted for. We need a People’s Vote so people can decide whether what Brexit offers is actually what they wanted, or whether on reflection their interests and those of the country are best served by remaining in the EU. The latest poll showing that more voters in the South West favour such a vote than not demonstrates that people want to take back control from the inept politicians who have led us into this Brexit shambles.”
The South West People’s Vote Rally will take place on Saturday 11th September at Colston Hall. Doors will open at 12:30 and close at 1:30pm, with the event itself lasting for one hour (2:00-3:00pm). Further details here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/south-west-england-peoples-vote-rally-tickets-48367766291