Regional politicians have given their thoughts on Brexit ahead of a talk in Thornbury this week.

Thornbury and Yate People’s Vote group have organised the event at Turnberries Community Centre to allow people to hear how the EU works.

Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for the South West, will be speaking on the evening.

She said: "A People's Vote is a way forwards out of this Brexit shambles, not a step backwards.

"Democracy didn’t end on the 23rd June 2016. But what we do now know is that our democracy has been severely shaken by the illegal activities of the Leave campaign and voter manipulation through social media.

"Now we know what the reality of Brexit means, rather than the fantasy offered by the Leave campaign, it is only right that we hand the decision back to the people.

"A People’s Vote, with a choice between the prime minister’s deal or remaining in the EU, is the easiest, fastest and fairest way out of the parliamentary paralysis."

Luke Hall, MP for Thornbury and Yate MP was also been invited to speak at the event.

He said: "We had a peoples vote in 2016, and over 17.4 million people voted to leave the EU.

"Both of the relevant political parties pledged in their manifestos at the subsequent General Election to respect the EU referendum result and these parties received over 80 per cent of the vote.

"The parties that did offer a second vote sunk to record low levels of support right here in South Gloucestershire. The priority now is to deliver Brexit, making sure that we don’t get taken back to square one, and that is what I will be working to ensure we achieve."

The talk will begin at 7pm on Friday, January 11.

Tickets are free but donations are requested to cover costs. To book tickets go to

Andy O’Brien from Thornbury and Yate People’s Vote group said: “We’ve put on this event so people can hear the facts, not the fiction.”

Tickets for the event are free but donations are requested to cover costs. They can be booked at