Anti-Brexit demo in Salisbury

Anti-Brexit demo in Salisbury

Published by Mike Draper at 4:01am 14th September 2019.

A rally is planned for the city centre on Saturday against a NO-DEAL exit from the EU.

Organisers say today's event (Saturday 14th Sept 201) promises to be exciting and highly visible.

  • WHEN: 10.30am - 4pm
  • WHERE: Meet in Queen Elizabeth Gardens by Longbridge
  • WHO: It's been organised by the Salisbury For Europe group

They're aiming to show that Salisbury is against the predicted NO DEAL break from the European Union expected on 31st October.

ABOUT SALISBURY FOR EUROPE

On it's own website the Salisbury For Europe group says it's working to see that the UK 'retains as many of the advantages of EU membership as possible' and to 'keep Britain at the heart of Europe'.

They arranged a meeting at which Andrew Adonis spoke to an audience of over 200 on the theme 'Saving Britain – can it be done?' Robert Key, the former Conservative MP for Salisbury for 27 years, chaired the meeting and also spoke of his own longstanding commitment to the European Union.

WATCH THE VIDEO

BORIS JOHNSON AND BREXIT 

According to the outgoing Commons speaker, Prime Minster Boris Johnson, would be acting like a "bank robber" if he refuses to delay Brexit to avoid no-deal.

John Bercow gave a thinly-worded warning to the PM that he could only take Britain out of the EU next month with MPs' consent. He also added claims by some legal campaigners that Mr Johnson would try not to obey the law were a "non-starter, period".

He claimed it as 'astonishing' that anyone has even entertained the notion, in his first public comments since the government suspended parliament for five weeks in the run up to Brexit.

Mr Johnson has said he would rather be "dead in ditch" than comply with the law passed by opposition MPs and 21 Tory rebels forcing him to try to delay Brexit to avoid no-deal.

REBEL MPS

The Test Valley MP Caroline Nokes was one of those rebel MPs who opposed the Government's Brexit vote.

'DO OR DIE' BREXIT

Mr Johnson has pledged to deliver Brexit "do or die" on time, but must now comply with a law that says he has to ask Brussels to delay Brexit if he gets no new deal from them or fails to win MPs' support for no-deal.

The EU will ultimately decide whether to grant a delay, expected to be at a summit showdown on 17 and 18 October.

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