In the neverending refusal to accept the result of the Brexit referendum, six anti-Brexit campaign groups have moved into a new shared office in order to coordinate their efforts to somehow thwart Brexit, and save a little on rent along the way.
Open Britain, the European Movement, Britain for Europe, Scientists for EU, Healthier IN the EU, and InFacts – which claim to represent a total of 500,000 people – are now based in a shared office in London’s Millbank Tower, which they have called their ‘Grassroots Co-ordinating HQ’.
The groups hope that sharing an office will allow strategists to better co-ordinate their battle to block Brexit going ahead, alongside the All-Party Parliamentary Group on European Relations, chaired by Conservative MP Anna Soubry and Labour’s Chuka Umunna. Other groups, including youth campaigners Our Future Our Choice, will also use the shared office as a base for some of their operations, thus ensuring that all anti-brexit propaganda is focussed on consistent themes and fears.
Umunna, who wants the UK to remain in the single market, told HuffPost UK: “In our democracy, it is vital that the people get their say on Brexit, rather than their elected representatives in Parliament being reduced to some rubber stamp for whatever plan Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Michael Gove have been putting together behind closed doors. The creation of ‘Project GCHQ’ is a major step forward in ensuring grassroots campaigning organisations, who represent hundreds of thousands of supporters across the country, are now working together, in cooperation, to ensure the public’s voice is heard in the Brexit debate.”
Umunna’s statement that “In our democracy, it is vital that the people get their say on Brexit” is about as nauseating as they come. Hasn’t anybody told this little man that in our Democracy, the people have already had their say, and that he and his fellow conspirators are showing all the democratic tendencies of Mr Putin and Mr Juncker.