AN MEP has today hit out at a group of campaigners heading to Arnold today (2) calling for a People’s Vote on Brexit plans being proposed by the government.
Margot Parker is an MEP for the East Midlands.
She told Gedling Eye that a vote has already been won by people who want to leave the European Union.
She told us: “I note that a group calling for a vote on a final deal for Brexit are heading to Arnold today to gather support for the so-called People’s Vote Campaign.
“Might I point out we had a ‘people’s vote’ in 2016 and it was won by those people wishing to leave the European Union.
She added: “Democracy must be upheld.
Mrs Parker was selected number two MEP candidate for UKIP East Midlands region during the 2014 European Parliament elections and took up her seat alongside Roger Helmer.
She was recently appointed to the role of deputy chairperson of UKIP.
Mrs Parker added: “Remember, there are 164 countries trading under World Trade Organisation rules and from day one – March 30 – we can be liberated and trade freely.
“Let us have pride in our country and wonderful entrepreneurs and business people we have by investing in our country and in its people.
“Brexit offers us a fantastic opportunity – so let’s get on with what the British people voted for and embrace it.”
Campaigners for a People’s Vote will be taking to the streets of Arnold later today to encourage people to write to their MPs asking them to let voters decide what should happen next over Brexit.
Members of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire People’s Vote Campaign say the government has lost control of the process and Parliament cannot agree on a way forward, and they think the only sensible option is to go back and consult voters.