Lone Brexit vote protestor hopes to catch PM's attention

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Will Taylor

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A Remain supporter protested on the streets of Theresa May’s constituency on Tuesday, December 20, against what he described as misleading statistics from Brexit campaigners.

Rev Dr Dick Rodgers, 69, travelled from Birmingham to Maidenhead to protest that Mrs May had given in to Brexit too early in order to become Prime Minister.

He carried a sign saying the £350m figure quoted by some Brexit campaigners, which they said could be saved every week by leaving the EU, was not accurate.

He handed out leaflets, saying the £350m was smaller when an annual EU rebate and subsidies were taken into account and the rest was ‘good value for the peace and prosperity of Europe, which is the point of the EU project’.

Dr Rodgers, who was representing his Common Good party, which he co-founded in 2004, said: “I think there are people here who agree with me. I think the PM will notice. I would encourage her to notice.”

His protest in the town had mostly attracted the attention of pro-Brexit supporters by noon, he said.

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  • BritishEuropean

    06:06, 15 January 2017

    There is a growing movement (the "bresistance") campaigning against brexit now. I think because the further we go along this path, the more people are realising we can't keep quiet - BREXIT WILL BREAK BRITAIN for decades, indeed it has already begun with the collapse of the £ and terrible racism and hatecrime coming to the fore. It is ordinary people who will suffer the most with Brexit. The British government show no signs of intending to properly fun the NHS or build houses. The super rich, who funded Leave, will be able to pay their out of any problems, while middle and working class Brits will suffer the consequences. They see brexit as a chance to make even more money - without EU protections of workers rights and the environment they can work people harder for less, take less care about chemicals and become even richer at the expense of all of us.

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  • BritishEuropean

    06:06, 15 January 2017

    There is a growing movement (the "bresistance") campaigning against brexit. I think because the further we go along this path, the more people are realising we can't keep quiet - BREXIT WILL BREAK BRITAIN for decades, indeed it has already begun with the collapse of the £ and terrible racism and hatecrime coming to the fore. It is ordinary people who will suffer the most with Brexit. The British government show no signs of intending to properly fun the NHS or build houses. The super rich, who funded Leave, will be able to pay their out of any problems, while middle and working class Brits will suffer the consequences. They see brexit as a chance to make even more money - without EU protections of workers rights and the environment they can work people harder for less, take less care about chemicals and become even richer at the expense of all of us.

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  • Maidenheadbloke

    20:08, 10 January 2017

    Commento rimosso dal moderatore.

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    • BritishEuropean

      06:06, 15 January 2017

      Indeed! And there are local pro Europe groups now for Maidenhead, Windsor, and Berkshire. This man might have been the only one on the streets that day, but there are plenty who would support him in the area.

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