Anti-Brexit battle bus stops off in East Ham

The anti-Brexit bus stopped off in East Ham High earlier this afternoon. Picture: Ken Mears

The anti-Brexit bus stopped off in East Ham High earlier this afternoon. Picture: Ken Mears - Credit: Archant

An anti-Brexit battle bus rolled into East Ham today as part of a crowdfunded campaign asking whether leaving the European Union is worth it.

Parodying the red bus used in last year’s EU referendum campaign, the vehicle parked in High Street North for the first day of a 33-stop nationwide tour.

Campaigners say leaving the UK will cost millions of pounds each week, a much different outcome than the extra £350 million claimed by Vote Leave.

The bus bore the slogan: “Brexit to cost £2,000 million a week says Government’s own report. Is it worth it?” – a claim based on a government analysis leaked last month which said Britain would be worse off whatever the overcome of Brexit.

Speaking to campaigners across traffic, MP for East Ham Stephen Timms said: “We’re a community who voted to remain in the European Union, but only just.”


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Brexit threatened “a lot of things that we take for granted” such as visa-free travel and an open border with Ireland, he told the Recorder.

The UK voted to leave the EU by 52 per cent by 48 per cent last year.

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