Comedian backing Brexit march
STEVE Coogan is helping pay for people to travel from Manchester to London to join a march in support of the referendum on the final Brexit deal.
The comedian, from Middleton, is among a list of celebrities who have agreed to donate at least £1,000 each for coach travel for protesters later this month. ‘March for the Future,’ organised by the People’s Vote Campaign, will take place on Saturday, October 20. The event has been billed by organisers as ‘the most important protest of our generation.’ Coogan was a vocal Remainer in the run up to the EU Referendum in 2016.
His donation will help pay for Manchester protesters to travel to London. Author Ian McEwan, actor Sir Patrick Stewart and TV chef Delia Smith are also on the list of sponsors. Campaigners are hoping at least 100,000 people will show up for the march, which takes place two days after the scheduled deadline for the Brexit deal to be signed with the EU. It will see people gather in Park Lane before protesters move through London.
Last year Coogan said he was conflicted about addressing Brexit in a new series of Alan Partridge.
He eventually decided to include the topic as ‘having a fool praise something is a far more powerful indictment than just criticising it.’