British opposition Labour party member of parliament (MP) Chuka Umunna poses for photographers in front of a bus bearing the words "Brexit to cost £2,000 million a week" at the start a national campaign tour in central London, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The anti-Brexit bus on Wednesday started an eight day tour, intending to make 33 stops in towns and cities across Britain, with speaker events featuring local business leaders, trade unionists, and politicians. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Can Brexit be stopped? Pro-EU campaigns try to turn the tide

February 21, 2018 - 7:28 am

LONDON (AP) — Britain is due to leave the European Union in just over a year. The country's main political parties agree that the decision can't be reversed. But with the U.K. government divided over the direction Brexit should take, pro-EU campaigners are trying to make the country change course.

A new anti-Brexit political party, Renew — inspired by French president Emmanuel Macron's En Marche movement — hopes to persuade voters that leaving the EU is "not a done deal."

Meanwhile a bus emblazoned with the alleged economic cost of quitting the bloc is starting a tour of the U.K. on Wednesday.

The crowd-funded bus cites a leaked government estimate of a 5 percent hit to GDP over 15 years to arrive at a figure of 2 billion pounds ($2.8 billion) a week.

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