Brexit protest Lorry with deal message for MP hits the streets
ABREXIT-BUSTING lorry was driven around Cheltenham with a blunt message for its Conservative MP Alex Chalk.
The Ditch The Brexit Deal lorry carries the message: “Alex, 62 per cent of your constituents oppose Brexit.
“Please represent them and oppose Brexit too.”
The 28-foot long vehicle has been organised by pro-eu campaigning group Cheltenham for Europe.
It comes as Parliament is due to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal with the EU on December 11.
Cheltenham for Europe is backing calls for MPS to reject the deal and for there to be a People’s Vote.
Dozens turned up in Lansdown Crescent with Superdry co-founder Julian Dunkerton addressing the crowd.
He told the gathered crowd that the momentum is with the People’s Vote campaigners and they need to keep on pushing their case.
Julian said: “The Cheltenham support has been amazing, you’ve been the most vocal people in the country.
“It is the most important thing we will do in our lives, probably. We are going to win this.
“It’s us or some pathetic option. You can feel the momentum and you are all wonderful, so let’s do this together.”
A spokesman on behalf of Cheltenham for Europe, Adrian Phillips said: “This is a moment of huge significance for our country.
“There is an element of uncertainty that has not been around since 1945.
“December 11 is judgement day, and we don’t know what will happen, but Theresa May’s deal will be rejected in Parliament.
“I don’t think there’s time for a new deal to be worked out, the only option is the People’s Vote.
“Article 50 should be postponed to allow this to happen. We need you to lobby our MPS.” He added: “We need to win it far bigger than 52-48.”
As the protesters gathered at the park on Lansdown Crescent at 11am, nearby residents were heard shouting insults at them.
A smaller band of campaigners then marched into town where they will hand out leaflets and talk to shoppers on Cheltenham high street. phillip.thomp[email protected]plc.com
The protest in Lansdown Crescent with businessman Julian Dunkerton