UK Won't Pay Brexit Bill Until Trade Deal Is Clear, Davis Says

Star Trek's Patrick Stewart has his moment in Brexit debate

Star Trek's Patrick Stewart has his moment in Brexit debate

A new campaign has been launched calling for the British public to have a say on the final Brexit deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

"We are short on time, but we have people power on our side".

"Whether you think the government will negotiate a good deal or bad deal, Brexit is definitely a big deal", Open Britain's executive director James McGrory told AFP.

Davis is resisting this, though his warning of a parliamentary veto could come back to haunt him when legislators get to vote on the draft deal.

The British parliament's only Green MP, Caroline Lucas, said: "This is too big and too important to be determined exclusively by politicians".

Campaigners including actor Sir Patrick Stewart and politicians from across the political spectrum are demanding a second vote.


Called the People's Vote campaign, it is a cross-party initiative supported by pro-EU MPs who want the country to have another referendum before Britain leaves the bloc.

The People's Vote campaign is aiming to unite anti-Brexit groups and a rally is taking place in Camden, London on Sunday. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr show on Sunday, he said that the "terms and conditions" of Brexit were "quite unlike" how they were put forward during the referendum campaign.

Of respondents who voted to leave the European Union, 45% were opposed to the idea of a public vote, compared to 38% in favour.

Asked what he would say to people who voted for Brexit, he told the programme "what we are doing is in their benefit".

Sir Patrick, Emeritus Chancellor at the University of Huddersfield, told the BBC that if people voted to reject the exit deal, the United Kingdom would "simply stay" in the EU.

A recent poll for the anti-Brexit group Best for Britain found that 44 per cent of people want a vote on the exit terms secured by Theresa May, while 36 per cent were against the idea of a further referendum.

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