Let's be 'avin EU - Delia slams 'dog's dinner' Brexit
PUBLISHED: 11:21 06 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:36 06 October 2018
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Television chef and Norwich City majority shareholder Delia Smith claims political leaders have made a "dog's dinner" out of Brexit.
Mrs Smith’s comments come as she agreed to fund free coach travel for people to take part in the People’s Vote March for the Future on October 20.
The demonstration, which is being held in London, is expected to be the biggest Brexit protest yet.
She is one of several household names, including Sir Patrick Stewart and Ian McEwan, who have paid more than £1,000 for a coach.
Mrs Smith, who has sponsored a coach called the ‘East Anglia Express’, said: “I am petrified at the way Brexit is going. I’m afraid the political leaders have made a dog’s dinner of it and none of us really trust them anymore to take final decision, whatever the result the of negotiations.
“That’s why, on October 20, I want to make sure East Anglian voices are heard calling for a people’s vote in the streets around Westminster.”
The protest takes place ahead of a series of crunch Brexit votes in the House of Commons this autumn.
It aims to make a case for a ‘people’s vote’ and a final say on the Brexit deal.
Organisers claim a previous mass demonstration on June 23 attracted more than 100,000 people.
People’s vote campaign advisor Alastair Campbell, who is funding a coach from the Burnley area, said: “In just a couple of days, all of these people have signed up to fund the free coach travel scheme and we are confident that as more get to hear of it, more will want to offer their support in this way. “Anyone who wants to sponsor a coach just needs to get in touch.”
TV historian Dan Snow and comedian Eddie Izzard are said to be travelling from Southampton and Eastbourne to London for the protest on the coach they have paid for.
The protest march will travel from Hyde Park to Parliament Square.
At a Conservative party conference this week, prime minister Theresa May defended her under-fire Brexit Strategy.
She said that Britain’s post-Brexit future is “full of promise”.
“Don’t let anyone tell you we don’t have what it takes. We have everything we need to succeed,” she told Conservatives in Birmingham.