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People's Vote march: Thousands to gather in London to demand final say on Brexit deal – Sky News,


Thousands of people from across the UK are making their way to London for Saturday’s People’s Vote march, to demand a final say on the prime minister’s Brexit deal.

While parliament sits on a Saturday for the first time since 1982, outside more than 170 coaches will arrive – bringing people from as far as Truro in Cornwall to Inverness in Scotland.

Sky News spoke to a Remain supporter, a Leave voter and someone who now feels they may vote differently – all of whom believe the only way forward is to put Brexit back to the people.

Hillary Gyebi-Ababio, student, University of Bristol, voted Remain in 2016

Hillary – along with dozens of other students from the University of Bristol – will set off for the People’s Vote march on Saturday.

She believes that despite deals already being made in Brussels, this march will have an impact on parliament.


Hillary Gyebi-Ababio


Image:        Hillary Gyebi-Ababio believes the march will have an impact on parliament      

She said: “Three years ago when we had a referendum campaign there was so many misconceptions, lies and confusion generally on both sides of the campaigns and I think it’s really important that right now we get a clear result on what Exactly the country wants.

“I think it will definitely have a lot of impact on what parliament sees the ‘People’s Voice’ as actually being. I think the [2016] referendum was really, really vague in showing what the people wanted and I think it is now, more than ever, time for parliament to hear our voices and know that we need to be heard. “

Ms Gyebi-Ababio told Sky News that for her, it’s about representing the views of students and the impact Brexit may have on them.

She continued: “At the university we have such a diverse body, we want to have a physical presence to represent each and every student that will be affected by Brexit. From our EU students, ethnic minorities, women and everything in between so we want to make sure that everybody’s voice is being heard. “

Jenny Hobbs, farmer, Gloucestershire, voted Leave in 2016

Just half an hour north of Bristol is the county of Gloucestershire . It’s six districts were evenly split between Remain and Leave.

Jenny Hobbs runs Wholly Gelato and Milk – a dairy farm just outside Gloucester.

She voted Leave and says she still feels the same way.

But she told Sky News the lack of clarity for the farming sector means she’d now want a second referendum to be able to study the fine detail of Boris Johnson’s plan – and what impact Brexit will really have on her business.


Jenny Hobbs


Image:        Jenny Hobbs voted Leave and says she still feels the same way      

She said: “I’m fed up. I’m fed up like everybody else. It’s been a long, long road and I don’t really quite understand how it’s taken so incredibly long to get to the point of nothing.

“I have lost a lot of hope in the British government and that’s sad. This is what I wanted to hold up: our laws, our land, our individuality.

“If we have to vote on something, I want to see a deal. I voted out, yes , but I want to know what I’m going to get in that divorce deal. And if it’s bad, I don’t want it. “

She’s concerned about Brexit’s impact on imports and exports for the farming industry.

She said: “It’s really important that we don’t have zero tariffs coming in where we don ‘t have any control over that food – and high tariffs going out where we actually know our produce is of amazing quality. “

Darran McLaughlin, Bristol, voted Remain in 2016 but could now back Leave

Darran McLaughlin, a British national, spent the first 10 years of his life living in Germany and Cyprus.

He used to work in pubs and breweries, but ever since the Scottish referendum, he’s become more involved in politics and supports Labor.

He told Sky News he voted Remain, but says he could now back Leave if it was the right deal.

He’s calling for a general election and second referendum:


Darran McLaughlin voted Remain


Image:        Darran McLaughlin voted Remain but could now back Leave      

“In the past I would have said I didn’t want a second referendum – I would have said we need to come up with a deal to leave. But now I think we’ve got to have a second referendum because I think it’s the only way we’re going to heal the divides in this country. “

” However I think a second referendum has to follow a general election because there isn’t currently a democratic mandate to have a second referendum and I think if a second referendum was to take place before a general election, then people would justifiably be angry. “


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