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>> Stay in or leave the EU, no, this isn't Britain's EU referendum. But almost a year on and the UK's parliamentary election is providing some deja vu.>> All choices on the table, including the right to remain.>> Gina Miller is a lawyer best known for her court battle that forced the British government to get Parliament's backing for their Brexit plans.
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>> Only Parliament can grant rights to the British people.>> Now she's crowdfunding candidates purely on their pro-EU credentials, regardless of their political party. This campaign needs a bit of a sea change in British politics with tactical voting playing its part. I'm Reuters Jackie reporting from the London Borough of Richmond.
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Where there's an attempt to fight this election whether or not candidates back Brexit.>> At a slightly subdued riverside setting, she's here outlining their new Best for Britain platform.>> The tactical voting side is looking for those candidates around the country in marginal seats. Who we believe will back both a meaningful vote at the end of the negotiated period.
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But also will stand up in Parliament, and be principled and hold the government to account.>> Right now, there are 16 candidates being backed.>> It's a real honor to have her, Gina's, endorsement->> Sarah Olney is one, a Liberal Democrat who became the local MP in a by-election last December.
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But this is far from a one-sided affair. Millionaire Brexit donor Jeremy Hosking is offering Euroskeptic candidates his financial clout, via campaign group Brexit Express. We spoke to its co-founder about their plans.>> So how many candidates are we potentially talking about?>> There's no limit to the number of candidates we're looking to support.
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And neither is there a minimum. It's really going to be dictated by the number of candidates who are interested in receiving support from Brexit Express. We want to be able to get in touch. And any candidate who is committed to supporting Britain leaving the European Union is a candidate we wanna hear from.
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Not that long ago, British elections were about whether you're left or right. Now it's more a question of in or out.