The People's Vote: Join us

The People’s Vote is not a London Centric campaign but one that poses a threat to all across the United Kingdom. Two weeks ago, over 800,000 people joined us on the streets of London to march for a People's Vote. We want to keep this momentum going so we have joined the next step. The write this wrong campaign.

Two weeks ago, over 800,000 people joined us on the streets of London to march for a People's Vote. We want to keep this momentum going so we have joined the next step. The write this wrong campaign. 

MPs will vote on the final Brexit deal in just a few weeks. It looks like it’ll either be a bad one or no deal at all.

But there’s another option – a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal. So we can judge for ourselves whether it’s what we were promised.

They’ll only do it if they feel enough pressure from voters. So take a minute now to email your MP:

  1. Enter your postcode to find your MP.

  2. Personalise the template email. Even just a sentence on why you want a vote.

  3. Include your full address. So your MP knows you live in their area.

  4. Be polite. Your MP is more likely to respond


 

Why are we supporting the People's Vote?

At National Conference 2018, students told us loud and clear that they want to have a say on the final deal of Brexit and have the opportunity to say no, if faced with a no deal scenario. Well, Theresa May shouldn’t be dancing because since National Conference the Government has struggled to reach an agreement on many a key aspect of Brexit, and it has become increasingly likely that we’re heading for a hard Brexit, or even no deal at all. 

NUS believes that either of these situations would have a multiplicity negative impacts for our education sector, both for those working and studying in it. Therefore, since National Conference, led by your VP for Higher Education - Amatey Doku - we have responded to that motion by posing a final vote on our futures: The Peoples Vote.

There’s still so much to be won and we are not willing to gamble with students’ futures. Losing access to Erasmus+ and free movement, home fee status for EU students and Horizon 2020 would have devastating impacts for students and our community. In particular, for students in Northern Ireland, the threat of a hard border looms, with key Brexit players seemingly willing to pursue Brexit at the cost of the peace process.

In calling for a People’s Vote, we are demanding that students and academics have the opportunity to say no, if faced with the prospect of losing the transformative opportunities for international academic exchange through the European Union and seeing our education sector damaged by our removal from it. This is our future. To ensure everyone has a final say on Brexit, we want to make sure as many people as possible can attend and be involved in the march.

We can’t wait to see everyone there!

Please email Amatey.doku@nus.org.uk if you have any further questions.