A CAMPAIGN group against Britain leaving the European Union has claimed Worcester residents are unhappy with the Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal.
Speaking before a vote on the proposed deal was pulled on Monday (December 10), campaign group Worcestershire for Europe caused a stir with festive shoppers on Saturday.
Their ‘Brexitometer’ gauged the views of Worcester voters on what they would like to happen next in the Brexit process. An overwhelming majority favoured staying in the EU following a People’s Vote.
Group chair Stuart Thomson said: “We always receive a warm welcome in Worcester, but this weekend support for our cause was unprecedented. People from all sides of the debate are unhappy with May’s lose-lose deal and are concerned at what a no deal Brexit would mean for our jobs and public services here in Worcester”.
Later in the afternoon, a yellow campaign bus with the slogan “B*****ks to Brexit arrived in Cathedral Square with the message that people are entitled to a vote on the Brexit deal and that anyone unhappy with the proposed withdrawal agreement should contact their MP.
Passers-by were entertained by Boris Johnson lookalike Faux Bojo and young European of the Year, Madeleina Kay aka EU supergirl.
Mr Thomson summed up the bus visit: “It was great to be joined by many younger supporters. 77 per cent of young 18-24 year olds voted Remain and many had no say on this massive constitutional change that will rob them of opportunities and be funded by their taxes for every day of their working life.
“Brexit is an act of generational theft and though we understand the bus slogan was controversial , frankly “B*****ks to Brexit” is not strong enough to communicate the sadness and anger at the omnishambles we are witnessing.”