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Peoples’ Vote campaign stepped up

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Campaigners will be out in force this weekend as they call for a rethink on Brexit

A campaign calling for a rethink on Brexit is set to hit Scottish streets this weekend.

Thousands of supporters for a Peoples’ Vote on leaving the European Union will be campaigning in cities and towns across Scotland this weekend, in advance of the vote in the House of Commons on Tuesday on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal.

Organised by the People’s Vote coalition, the campaigners will be asking people to contact their local MPs to urge them to give the public a choice to vote to decide whether to back the government’s deal, or to remain in the EU instead.

There will be street stalls and leafleting in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Stirling, Perth, Kirkcaldy, St Andrews, Dunfermline, Kinross, and Dollar.

Supporters of a second referendum will also be campaigning in Edinburgh, with street stalls at Haymarket (10am – 12.30pm) and Cameron toll (11am – 1pm) on Saturday.

The campaign in Scotland is part of a Day of Action across the UK, organised by the Peoples’ Vote coalition.

Mark Lazarowicz, chair of the European Movement in Scotland, which is one of the main backers of the Peoples’ Vote campaign, said: “The Brexit deal negotiated by the government is bad for Scotland and bad for the UK as a whole. It takes away many of the advantages Scotland gets from EU membership, and removes the UK voice on key EU decision-making.

“More and more people are calling for the public to have the chance to decide whether they want to go ahead with Brexit now we know what the deal looks like, or instead vote to remain within the EU.

“Our campaigning this weekend will emphasise to MPs across Scotland, from all parties, that there is growing support for a Peoples’ Vote with an option to remain.”



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