Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, will be heading to London this Saturday (20 October) to join hundreds of thousands of people marching in support of a People’s Vote on the final Brexit Deal. Mr Zeichner is a staunch supporter of the United Kingdom remaining in the European Union and has publicly campaigned in favour of a People’s Vote.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “This Saturday I will be joining hundreds of thousands of people that like me believe that leaving the EU would damage this country. When people voted to leave the European Union over two years ago, they were promised a long wish-list that we now know is not achievable. That is why I say we need a General Election, and if that doesn’t take place, a People’s Vote on the final deal. It is time to get real and give the people a vote on realities, not wish-lists.”
“The Conservative party is in disarray. They are clearly too divided to agree any sort of deal, making the prospect of a no-deal Brexit more and more likely. For Cambridge, that will have severe consequences – for jobs and for the City’s future success. For the last few months, I have been working on a project that looks at the impact of Brexit on immigration and the feedback I have had is that the ability for EU nationals to come and work here, in all sectors, is essential for key organisations in and around our city. But that is just the tip of the iceberg.Others tell me that in the event of no-deal, their business model would be severely disrupted without the same data access agreements which allows direct contact to thousands of organisations across Europe. Others tell me that construction projects in and around the City would be delayed and be made more costly.Let’s be clear, a no-deal would be extremely damaging and I think people should be given the opportunity to safeguard their future in a new vote should that situation arise.”
The People’s Vote Campaign have organised a series of events around the country in recent months in the run up to the march this weekend. In September, the People’s Vote Campaign held an East of England rally in Cambridge, at which Daniel Zeichner spoke at. The march this Saturday is expected to attract over 100,000 people, all of who are calling for the Government to give a People’s Vote on the final deal.
Cambridge City voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union in 2016 and many events have been held in opposition to Brexit since then. On Saturday, three coaches will be leaving Trumpington Park and Ride at 9:15am with people joining the march in London. Mr Zeichner will be seeing people off at Trumpington and will later join the march in London.
Paul Browne, Chair of Cambridge Stays said: “On Saturday we will be joining hundreds of thousands of marchers from across the UK to say “Enough is enough, it’s time to end the Brexit crisis”. Brexit was sold to the UK on a false prospectus, it is now abundantly clear that it cannot deliver the benefits promised, but instead will do much harm to our society and economy. Now we can see that Brexit means chaos we are calling for the people of the UK to be given a new vote on whether to continue with Brexit or to stay in the EU”.