Brexit protest Lorry with deal mes­sage for MP hits the streets

Gloucestershire Echo - - SCANNER APPEAL - By PHILLIP THOMP­SON AND PHIL NOR­RIS

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

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