Tens of thousands anti-Brexit protesters march in London, demand new vote

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                    Anti Brexit campaigner Gina Miller and actor Tony Robinson joined the march

Henry Nicholls Reuters Anti Brexit campaigner Gina Miller and actor Tony Robinson joined the march

But under European Union legislation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect last month, firms face fines of up to €20 million (£17.6 million) or 4 per cent of global turnover - whichever is higher - if they are caught storing the data of European Union customers in non-EU countries, which will include post-Brexit Britain.

Dr Fox told the BBC it is "essential" the European Union "understands... and believes" the Prime Minister's assertion that no deal would be better than a bad deal.

"But two years later, all we've got are broken promises, an economy that's already feeling the strain of Brexit and a government paralyzed by internal divisions", he said.

In an article for The Sun newspaper, Johnson said May must not deliver a "half-hearted" Brexit, which he likened to a roll of toilet paper - "soft, yielding and seemingly infinitely long". "The Brexit process is a complete mess and the negotiations are going badly, which makes it more likely that we will get a bad deal", states the public invitation to today's rally.

Research by the Centre for European Reform (CER) think tank indicated Brexit had already made the United Kingdom economy 2.1% weaker than it would have been if voters had chose to stay in the EU - equivalent to around £23 billion a year. "I think our negotiating partners would not be wise if they thought our PM was bluffing".

"We don't want to do that, never have".

Airbus Commercial Aircraft chief operating officer Tom Williams said any Brexit scenario had "severe negative consequences" for the United Kingdom aerospace industry, Airbus in particular.

Plane-maker Airbus has warned it might pull out of the United Kingdom, where it employs about 14,000 people, if no trade deal is made with the EU.

Regarding remarks by senior Cabinet members warning the United Kingdom is able to walk away without a deal, he said: "That is utterly frivolous and irresponsible. We seriously believe a no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic".

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This had involved the 19-year-old being heavily involved him leading the charge. She also posted a selfie from Barclays Center on Thursday night.

Mr Lammy said: "I think Boris Johnson forgets the dignity of his role and the importance of the livelihoods of ordinary British people".

Emily Hill, 55, told AFP she was "very much in favour of letting the people" confirm they really want Brexit.

A Survation poll earlier this week found that 48 percent of respondents supported a referendum on the final deal, while 25 percent were opposed.

Speaking on BBC radio, Jurgen Maier, head of German manufacturer Siemens in Britain, said slogans such as "full British Brexit" - used by Johnson - were "incredibly unhelpful".

Sir Vince is expected to say Brexit is not a "done deal" or inevitable and can be stopped.

Today's demonstration is part of the "Summer of Action" of events which the People's Vote umbrella group has organised across the country created to sway the public in favour of a final vote on the Brexit deal.

The People's Vote campaign, which organized the march, argues that public opinion is turning against Brexit as the economic costs become clearer.

Those who voted for Brexit had not changed their minds, he said.

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