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UK MPs, Celebrities Push For New Referendum On Final Brexit Deal

UK MPs, Celebrities Push For New Referendum On Final Brexit Deal

Respondents were asked to what extent they supported or opposed the public voting on the final Brexit deal the British government makes with the EU.

Stewart said his alter egos, Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard and the X-Men's Charles Xavier, were "excellent, admirable" individuals concerned about the well-being of all and "they would have voted Remain".

Opening the London launch of People's Vote - a new grassroots movement campaigning for a referendum on the final deal - the 77-year-old British actor said Brexit will mean he will show his new Blue passport 'with less pride'.

Lawmakers from the governing Conservative Party, as well as the opposition Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green parties, and Sir Patrick addressed the crowd.

It is hoped that Britain and the European Union can reach an agreement on a Brexit deal by October in order for this to be ratified by both parliaments before March next year, when the UK's membership of the bloc formally comes to an end.

He said: "It is not Charles Xavier standing here in front of you - although I can assure you that if he was, he would have voted Remain".

According to the BBC, the idea of the campaign is to unite anti-Brexit movements.

"Brexit is not inevitable".

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"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 said in a statement. "It should not be a done deal".

"Brexit will affect everybody in the country, which is why it should not be left to 650 politicians to decide our future but 65 million people".

During a speech to the crowd, Green Party 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. If the public demand a People's Vote, politicians will fall in line'.

Chuka Umunna, MP for Lambeth, which had the highest Remain vote in the country, said: "We need more Conservative members of Parliament to be as fearless as Anna and many others who defied the whip and put their country before their party".

"We are short on time, but we have people power on our side. Together, are on the verge of something extraordinary".

He said the group does not oppose the result of the 2016 European Union referendum or call for a second referendum.

"They voted with a substantial majority to leave the EU. We're now trying to deliver on that mandate from the people".