Monday 30th April 2018: Parliament Square, London
This was originally the date set for MPs to debate the petition demanding that “Parliament’s vote on the Brexit deal must include an option to remain in the EU”. The debate has now been postponed to make way for the “Windrush generation” amnesty debate on the petition to stop deportations, ensure documentation, and guarantee an amnesty for those who came to the UK as minors.
However, we decided that the parallels between this debate and the future of the 3 million EU citizens were so closely linked that we should join the action and stand shoulder to shoulder with the supporters of the petition in Parliament Square.
Whilst the government seems to be now acting decisively (if reluctantly) on this issue, it is still also the date for the debates in the House of Lords on a meaningful vote and a referendum on Brexit terms. So we’ve decided to carry on and have a presence at the event.