'March for Europe' rallies demand public consultation on Brexit terms

A series of "march for Europe" rallies are set to take place, demanding that Britain keep its close ties with the continent.

On the anniversary of the start of the Second World War on Saturday, demonstrations in London, Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh, will see protesters demanding a pause in the Brexit process.

The marches are aimed at gathering support for keeping cultural, economic, and social ties between Britain and the rest of Europe.

Protesters want to halt the government formally invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which triggers the two-year deadline for withdrawing from the EU.

They are backed by co-leader of the Greens Caroline Lucas, Labour's Chuka Umunna, and comedians Josie Long and Eddie Izzard.

The rallies are also calling for the public to be consulted on every stage of the Brexit process

The demonstrations come after the Cabinet agreed freedom of movement and greater control over immigration would form a major part of Brexit negotiations, and ruled out a second referendum.