British lawmakers, celebrities call for 'people's vote' on Brexit

British lawmakers, celebrities call for 'people's vote' on Brexit

Speaking at a rally in Camden, north London, Sir Patrick told a crowd of more than 1,200 people that he "will not stand idly by" whilst Britain's 'future is at stake'.

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart told Marr said that if people voted to reject the exit deal, the United Kingdom would "simply stay" in the EU.

The survey, conducted by pollster Opinium Research for pro-EU campaign group Open Britain, saw 31% of respondents say they were opposed to a "people's vote", while 17% said they didn't know or had no opinion.

The day of action is being organised by the European Movement, Open Britain and Britain for Europe, with more than 100 events planned across the United Kingdom, from Aberdeen to Falmouth.

Both the Conservatives and Labour have officially ruled out a second referendum.

Green MP Caroline Lucas will say: "We will be making the case in Parliament, but this is too big and too important to be determined exclusively by politicians".

According to Sir Patrick Stewart, who is leading the effort, the campaign's goal is to secure a referendum on the final Brexit deal.

The survey was conducted earlier this week, ahead of a campaign launched by Open Britain calling for a public vote on whatever Brexit deal British Prime Minister Theresa May presents to parliament.

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The actor, famous for his roles in Star Trek and X-Men, even said his fictional character Charles Xavier would have supported the Remain campaign.

The UK voted to exit the European Union by 51.9% to 48.1% in June 2016.

He also said he was motivated by "history and emotion" to want to stay in the EU.

The People's Vote campaign wants a referendum so the public can ratify or reject the final Brexit agreement.

In the seismic June 2016 referendum on Britain's European Union membership, 52 percent of the UK's British, Irish and Commonwealth residents, plus Britons overseas who had lived in Britain in the last 15 years, voted to leave.

"I'm a war baby and growing up a lot of the world was not good. We're now trying to deliver on that mandate from the people".

"(We) will be able to boldly go again to areas that perhaps we have neglected. friendly wonderful places where we can renew old friendships, rebuild relationships and develop fantastic new free trade deals".

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