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‘Stop the Brexit clock for good’ says Euro MP as West Norfolk protestors set for London this week



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Following the vote by MPs asking the European Union for a delayed Brexit last week, the MEP for West Norfolk has slammed a “muddled government.”

Alex Mayer, MEP for the East of England, said the decision to extend Article 50 should have been revoked after weeks of painstaking negotiations.

She has instead backed a second referendum, saying it is “now clearly time” to let the British public have the final word.

After MPs voted by a majority of 211 to potentially delay Brexit beyond March 29, Ms Mayer said: “This was muddled thinking by a muddled government.

Alex Mayer MEP
Alex Mayer MEP

“Yes we need more time, but because of the ridiculous wording of the motion put forward by the government, MPs have just voted to delay Article 50 in order to vote again on a deal they have already rejected twice.

“It just ‘notes’ that if they don’t pass the deal they’ve already rejected they would need to ask for a longer extension with some reasons.

“My view is that revoking Article 50 would make more sense, as we can do that unilaterally, and stop the clock for good.

“After two and a half years of chaos and confusion, it is now clearly time to put the decision back to the people.”

Ms Mayer's words come as residents prepare to march on parliament this week to demand a People's Vote.

Residents of West Norfolk were at Lynn station last Friday promoting the 'People's Vote Train', which will see protestors take to the capital on Saturday.

Organised by the group Norfolk for Europe, campaigners will travel by train on the 8.44am on Saturday from Lynn, meeting other supporters along the way including a contingent at Watlington at 8.51am and Downham at 8.58am.

Promoting the 'People's Vote Train' at Lynn station
Promoting the 'People's Vote Train' at Lynn station

Chairman of Norfolk for Europe, Rob Colwell, said: “I was a first time marcher last year and was a bit apprehensive at first.

"The family atmosphere and goodwill of the day was uplifting and vital in showing the government that we the people want a final say on Brexit now we know the pain Brexit will bring.”

Norfolk for Europe will assemble at 11.30am at Hyde Park Bandstand, off Park Lane, London, on Saturday.

The 'People’s Vote Train' will meet with other Norfolk residents from a number of coaches travelling from Norwich.

Mr Colwell added: "This was a bad deal the first time it was brought in front of the House, it is a bad deal still, and most importantly it is nowhere near as good as the deal we currently have as EU members.

"Nobody voted for this political chaos. It is time that the public are given the final say with a people’s vote and the option to stay in the EU."



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