Pro-EU rally to be held outside the Cambridge Union

Beatrice McCartney 7 February 2018

On 8 Thursday a planned pro-EU rally will be staged outside the Cambridge Union building where a debate on Brexit between Jacob Rees-Mogg, Lord Andrew Adonis and Nicky Morgan will be taking place.

The demonstration will be held by members of Cambridge Stays, a local anti-Brexit campaign group. The Chair of Cambridge Stays, Paul Browne, has commented, ‘For hard-Brexiters like Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nigel Farage, Brexit is not an end in itself but a means to achieve their true objectives; a bonfire of workers' rights, consumer's rights, and environmental protections, and the privatisation of our NHS.

With the rejection of a Customs Union with the EU the Government has joined them in pushing the UK towards a social and economic race-to-the-bottom that will worsen the inequalities and lack of opportunity that blight our country’.

Rees-Mogg, a Conservative MP, has become known for his reactionary, traditionalist, and hard right-wing views. He was recently involved in a scuffle when protesters disrupted a student event at the University of West England’s Frenchay campus.

The Cambridge Stays campaign is calling on ‘everyone who believes in peace, prosperity, equality, and justice on this island to join together and stop Brexit before it's too late!’

The demonstration is to take place at 6:45pm and will last for approximately an hour.