Delia will miss Norwich City's match against Nottingham Forest to join People's Vote demonstration
PUBLISHED: 20:29 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:35 16 October 2018
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Celebrity chef and Norwich City majority stake holder Delia Smith will miss her team’s next match in order to join a march calling for a public vote on the final Brexit deal.
On Saturday, Norwich City will travel to Nottingham, for its next match in the Sky Bet Championship, however, Mrs Smith, who rarely misses a match will not be joining them as she will instead be travelling to London to take part in the People’s Vote March for the Future.
The chef, who earlier this month claimed political leaders have made a “dog’s dinner” out of Brexit is already one of many household names to fund free coach travel for people to take part in the demonstration, which is expected to be the biggest Brexit protest yet.
Others funding travel include Sir Patrick Stewart, Olly Alexander and Ian McEwan, who have all paid more than £1,000 per coach.
Mrs Smith, said: “You’ll never know how much of a sacrifice this is going to be. I never ever miss a Norwich City football match, but this Saturday I simply have to join the march and rally calling for a People’s Vote.
“I feel so deeply passionate about this, the most important issue in our lifetime. And this is not an opinion, I absolutely know that Brexit will be an unmitigated disaster, for the people of Britain.
“Apart from the ensuing chaos now clearly in view, generations that follow us, will have deal with all that threatens the future of our planet, and that will involve nations learning how to work together.
“Here we are, already in pole position, included in a group of countries at the leading edge of learning how to do just that. And all we are doing is planning some egotistical isolation which initially involves stockpiling drugs and building lorry parks.
“All because of a group of squabbling politicians who can’t see beyond the end of their noses. Please don’t leave it to them. Now we’ve glimpsed the madness of it we have to be the ones to decide with another now more informed vote. It would now be totally undemocratic not to do so” she said.