Opponents of Brexit are planning a street party in George Street today (Saturday 20 May).
The event, between 12.30pm and 2.30pm, has been organised by Brighton and Hove for Europe. The man behind it, Peter Cook, wants to use music as a vehicle for social change and urges people of all political parties and none to oppose Brexit.
Mr Cook said that his party was in the name of democracy. He said: “Democracy relies on a vibrant opposition and that the voice of the people be heard. These things have been sadly lacking on all sides in recent years, having handed our futures over to media giants.
“It’s time to restore the balance for the good of all and our children. Whatever your views on politics, come and have a beer and a chat with us.”
He is part of a movement to stop Brexit called “No 10 Downing Street Vigil” where he spends most of his time when not touring the UK. He has been featured on BBC’s Sunday Politics show and the One Show as well as in most national newspapers. You can watch the video of the London vigil here.
Mr Cook runs the Academy of Rock, a management consultancy and speaking business before the Brexit referendum result.
He said that he has climbed out of the gutter in Medway (his words not mine) to forge a career in industry, academia and as a self-employed businessman.
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