Hundreds call for second EU Referendum at Belfast rally

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Hundreds call for second EU Referendum at Belfast rally

Hundreds call for second EU Referendum at Belfast rally

Former spin doctor Alastair Campbell was among the speakers at Belfast rally
(Picture: PA)

Hundreds of people have attended a rally in Belfast calling for a second referendum on EU membership.

Tony Blairs former spin doctor Alastair Campbell and former Tory attorney general Dominic Grieve were among the speakers at the event in Ulster Hall.

The Peoples Vote campaign organised the event as one of a series of rallies culminating in a march through London on October 19.

Mr Grieve was one of 21 Tory MPs ejected from the party after voting against the Government on a No-Deal Brexit.

He told the crowd: The good news is that we are not leaving on October 31.

Alistair Campbell speaks at an anti-no deal Brexit rally at Ulster Hall in Belfast. PA Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 14, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Brexit Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Campbell called for second EU Referendum after all the broken promises (Picture: PA)

(Left to right) Tom Kelly, Beannchor CEO Bill Wolsey, business owner and former GAA footballer John McAreavey and Newry Commerce lead Deborah King speak during an anti-no deal Brexit rally at Ulster Hall in Belfast. PA Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 14, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Brexit Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The anti-no deal Brexit rally at Ulster Hall in Belfast (Picture: PA)

The House of Commons, I am pretty certain, has made it quite clear that will not happen and if he (Boris Johnson) continues to follow this unusual fantasy he will find that he will be out of office.

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Instead, there is an opportunity for a reset.

A chance to go back and start applying some of the common sense with all the young people and the business community on this platform.

Its not to disregard the 2016 referendum result, but to point out politely that none of the things that have come to pass were predicted by the leavers and the situation we are in now bears no resemblance to the paradise-like conditions that they anticipated for us.

Mr Campbell, who compered the Let Us Be Heard event, said a second referendum was essential given all the broken promises, given the fact that the easy Brexit they promise doesnt exist.

Northern Ireland voted to Remain in the 2016 EU Referendum.

Supporters of Border Communities Against Brexit pose with a banner outside the Ulster Hall in Belfast after an anti-no deal Brexit rally at Ulster Hall in Belfast. PA Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 14, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Brexit Ireland. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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