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Brexit, just what you wanted to read about right?
Ok, ok probably not. Brexit is confusing at best and it’s really hard to know what’s going on. A lot of young people who wanted to stay in the EU might even be feeling a bit downhearted with the current sitch.
But, there’s an interesting new project called #stopbrexitintherain which aims to drum up support for a second referendum, but this time with more facts and information available to the public.
So what’s the project about?
Stop Brexit in the Rain believe that a second referendum is possible, if enough British people get out there and demand one, whether it’s bright and sunny (which let’s face it in the UK is never) or pouring with rain.
They are calling for peaceful protests on the streets of the UK.
What makes them different?
So we’ve seen a lot of brexit-related campaigns over the last couple of years, but most of them tend to be British based. This campaign is being run by Europeans, getting them to show solidarity with the UK by taking selfies in the rain and asking the UK government to legislate for a second referendum.
They even have a selfie rain generator!
Who’s running #stopbrexitintherain ?
The campaign was set up a month ago by German citizen Daniel Schuester. He says:
“There are only three possibilities: that Theresa May gets an agreement, that the UK leaves with no deal or that the UK has a second referendum. They must have a second referendum with all the facts to make a more informed decision on this issue.
We know that traditionally English people are not big on protesting, and we know the bad weather doesn’t help! Europeans will also be really affected by brexit, as will generations to come. We want to show our solidarity with the UK by taking selfies in the rain so that the UK knows it is not alone and has support from its European friends.
We’re hoping to spread our message as far as possible. It’s about solidarity and making sure we all realise this is about all of us.”
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