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The Convention: Another Vote is Possible was on Friday 11th January 2019 at the Emmanuel Centre, Westminster
"Nobody voted for this mess... I blame the charlatans who peddled the falsehoods that [Brexit] would be easy. I wouldn't trust them to run my bath, let alone the country"
Baroness Boothroyd makes the case for a 'people's vote' on #Brexit
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#PeoplesVoteMarch organisers say more than a million people joined protests in central London
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2/2 "When you look at how, for example, the NCA [National Crime Agency] has just sat on blatant evidence of Russian interference in Brexit ; when you look at how you can go and commit the largest infraction of campaign finance law in British history and get away with it.”
1/2 “I feel like the whole story is a lesson in institutional failure. Because although Facebook paid the price in its share value, there have been virtually no consequences for people who have committed unlawful acts." @chrisinsilico in yesterday's Observer Cover Story
"Brexit is an issue of national emergency" @CarolineLucas talking to @lara_spirit from @OFOCBrexit at @The_Convention_ 11th January #ThinkAnewActAnew
Writer @jonathancoe talking to @soniapurnell at The Convention on the 11th January: "You can't argue against a People's Vote on democratic grounds. Nothing could be more democratic than offering people a vote. It should be a new discussion and a new campaign" #ThinkAnewActAnew
Can you pull the table cloth out and leave all the cutlery, plates and glasses standing? @fotoole in conversation with @mrjamesob at The Convention last week, with thanks to @OFOCBrexit #ThinkAnewActAnew
"Democracy didn't end of June the 23rd, 2016" @Jason_Arthur co-funder @FFSake_ at The Convention, January 11th, 2019 #ThinkAnewActAnew
"Because that referendum result is the equivalent of single entering the UK Top 40 at 19" Jarvis Cocker at The Convention last week #ThinkAnewActAnew
The true cost of the end of free movement for Northern Ireland: Tara Connolly, @OFOCBrexit Northern Ireland team & Chairperson of @NIYF, at the Convention last Friday #ThinkAnewActAnew
WATCH: @SimRiyat voted leave in 2016, he was sold it as a great opportunity by Dougas Carswell. He realised 18 mths ago, both with his head & his heart, that it's not in the UKs interests & changed his mind. He is a #remainerNow.
Here he was on Friday @The_Convention_ explaining
A thousand times this.
Thankyou for saying so eloquently what many of us are thinking, Joanna 👍
You can watch @joannaccherry's full speech at @The_Convention_ on the 11th of January here on Youtube: https://t.co/j1L9B4jvYU
"No wonder it is being called an unforgivable act of intergenerational theft."
Green Party co-leader @CarolineLucas says more than 70 per cent of young voters backed Remain in the EU referendum - and there should be a second poll.
Stopping Brexit without fixing the problems that pushed people to vote for it would be unforgivable. - @Femi_Sorry @The_Convention_
@KTHopkins @FFSake_ @waitrose Hi Katie, proud BAME FFS campaigner here👋🏾
U are the last person that should be lecturing on racial diversity.BTW when Im not busy ignoring the vitriol u tweet, I spend my time representing the young nd diverse ppl across the UK who support a #PeoplesVote, like @The_Convention_
With politicians incapable of coming to a consensus on Brexit, the decision must go back to the people, @lara_spirit tells @SkyNews
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Now it’s a wrap. Thanks to all speakers and everyone who followed the event!
Another vote is possible! And essential.
‘We must be the change that we want to see. Another vote is possible. Another vote is essential. Through working to together we will succeed’
Cue @CarolineLucas leaving the stage to a standing ovation.
It’s nearly a wrap. @CarolineLucas on stage for reiterating the need for another vote.
‘For me, regional inequality was one of the biggest reasons for Brexit ... if we want to move forward as a country we need balanced investment’
@Femi_Sorry argues government need to not be London centric.
"I think that actions should have consequences... how gross does your discrepancy have to be before you don't get invited back on Newsnight the following day?"
@mrjamesob tackles the media's treatment of Brexiteers, in conversation with @AmandaCC92 at @The_Convention_
Another Politics is possible
Surely one of the oldest parliamentary democracies in the world can do politics better than this?
@thomasbrake, @MadeleinaKay and @OFOCBrexit ‘s @Will_DryOFOC and @Femi_Sorry in the panel.
What’s the message the remain campaign should have had if there is another vote?
We need to lead. Not leave.
It seems the panel are in agreement and the audience applauds.