Star Trek's Patrick Stewart has his moment in Brexit debate

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At a launch in north London, MPs from both the Conservative Party and Labour joined with hundreds of others to press for what they described as a "people's vote" on Brexit. Pro-Brexit campaigners also gathered outside.

He told the rally: "Unity, common cause, wellbeing of society and debate were paramount to the belief of this fictional character". 'Our country's future is at stake and we will not stand idly by, ' he said. "If the public demand a People's Vote, politicians will fall in line".

In the first referendum in June 2016, Britain voted by a 52-48 margin to leave the EU.

Speaking at the launch event, Liberal Democrat education spokeswoman Layla Moran said: "It may seem like the odds are stacked against us as a movement, but fighting for what you believe in is never easy". It was a vote in the dark two years ago.

The campaign aims to persuade people to back a public vote on the terms agreed between the United Kingdom and European Union when talks come to a close later this year.

"We will be making the case in Parliament, but this is too big and too important to be determined exclusively by politicians", she said. Tory Remainer Anna Soubry told the crowd in London that, whatever deal is done, "you and your grandchildren will be less prosperous than you are now".

"I think the best and right thing to do is to put it back to the people and say you can have a vote on this deal", she said.

"We'll do everything we can in Parliament for a people's vote. The public don't want it".

Stewart, who portrayed psychic Professor Charles Xavier in the Hollywood series after finding worldwide fame as the Star Fleet captain, appeared on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show yesterday as he prepared to launch the People's Vote campaign group. What I am motivated by is history and emotion.

"I'm a war baby and growing up a lot of the world was not good". When on January 1, 1973, we finally became, along with Ireland, members of the European Union, it was one of the grandest days of my life. "They would have voted Remain". "We're now trying to deliver on that mandate from the people".

X-MEN leader Professor X and Star Trek's Captain Jean-Luc Picard would have voted Remain, according to the actor who played the roles.

"(We) will be able to boldly go again to areas that perhaps we have neglected. friendly wonderful places where we can renew old friendships, rebuild relationships and develop fantastic new free trade deals".

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