The co-founder of Superdry, a fashion brand, is giving a million pounds ($1.28 million) to the campaign for a vote on the final Brexit agreement as the United Kingdom is preparing to outline in more detail how a no-deal result would work.
Julian Dunkerton stated: “I’m putting some of my money behind the People’s Vote campaign because we have a genuine chance to turn this around.” Dunkerton is a “remainer” who opposes the planned departure the United Kingdom from the European Union.
He added: “I’ve got a good instinct for when a mood is going to change and we’re in one of those moments now.” His comments were reported by various British media outlets.
Britons voted in a referendum to withdraw from the European Union in 2016. However, according to opinion polls, last July, the proportion of the voters who are in favour a referendum over the final terms of any Brexit deal passed those who do not for the first time.
On Saturday, the office of Prime Minister Theresa May disclosed that Dominic Raab, the Brexit minister of the United Kingdom, is scheduled to travel to Brussels this coming Tuesday in an attempt to pick up the pace of the discussions with the Michel Barnier, the chief negotiator of the European Union.
On Thursday, the United Kingdom is scheduled to publish the first of a series of technical notices that are intended to help people and businesses prepare for a no-deal scenario. Raab will also deliver a speech outlining the plans of the government to mitigate against any possible risks.
Raab stated: “Securing a deal is still by far the most likely outcome, but we want to make sure that we clearly set out the steps that people, businesses and public services need to take in the unlikely event that we don’t reach an agreement.”
The United Kingdom said that it has been undertaking work regarding a no-deal scenario for nearly two years with almost 4 billion pounds allotted by the finance ministry.
Brussels and London hope to agree on a Brexit deal at a summit that is scheduled this October, however, May faces divisions within her party and the difficult task of securing the approval of the parliament for the final agreement, as she attempts to face down rebels.
The campaigners on both sides of the argument have been ramping up their efforts during the recent weeks as some Brexiteers contend against any agreement which keeps the United Kingdom tied to mechanisms of the European Union such as the single market or the customs union.
On Saturday, Nigel Farage, the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, said that he would join a “battle bus” tour around the nation that was organised by a pro-Brexit group which is opposing the plans of PM May.
The Sunday Telegraph reported that the UK government plans to recognise some of the regulations of the European Union if London and Brussels are not able to finalise a deal, taking a “flexible” approach to ensure that car parts, chemicals, and medicines are still available.
Just days after a car struck pedestrians and police officers outside the parliament of Britain, Tobias Ellwood, the junior defence minister, said that military and security cooperation should not be up for debate with the European Union.
He stated: “Let the Brexit talks continue – but European security should be unconditional.”