Stop the Silence campaign in Bexhill
A Stop the Silence group is making its presence felt in Bexhill ahead of a protest march over Brexit in London next weekend. Their rallying cry is: “The people are speaking. Is Parliament listening?” Nick Terdre reports.
The Bexhill group is advertising its campaign of concerns over Brexit with a billboard poster on the London Road.
“The poster is part of the national Stop the Silence campaign which aims to influence the character and quality of debate in Parliament over the next two years, in a way which fully engages and involves the views of the entire electorate, much of which has diverse expectations of the Brexit process,” they say.
A small group of local supporters turned up on Sunday 12 March to promote the campaign. “The campaign represents both remain and leave voters who are unhappy with the government’s interpretation of the result,” they say. “Those who feel they have no voice and their concerns are not being listened to.
“They did not vote to leave the single market or alienate EU citizens. They did not vote for MPs to vote against their better judgement. They did not vote for hatred to rise and silence groups.”
“The Stop the Silence campaign gives everyone a voice. Now we need to ensure that parliament listens.”
The day after their action, Parliament gave approval for Mrs May’s government to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty to start the process of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.
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