Over 700000 people march in London
- Author: Joey Payne Oct 23, 2018,
Oct 23, 2018, 0:29
Hundreds of thousands of people were arriving in London today from all over the country for one of the biggest protest marches that the capital has ever seen.
The campaign, "March for the Future", from Park Lane to Parliament Square was dubbed by the organisers, Open Britain, as the "biggest, loudest and most important" demonstration on Britain's future.
A COUNTY Durham MP told an estimated crowd of 700,000 in London that it was the demise of the region's mining industry that has driven him to call for a second vote on Brexit.
May's cabinet recently reached an agreement on Britain's future relationship with the union, though the agreement still faces a showdown in a Parliament vote as it reportedly alienates both supporters of the EU and those advocating for a withdrawal.
During the march, Muriel joined in with chanting shouting "Hey hey Teresa May, give the people a final say".
Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29, but negotiations over the divorce have been plagued by disagreements, particularly over the future border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The march was held at the same time as a pro-Brexit rally in Harrogate, organised by the group Leave Means Leave and led by former UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
"Walking the streets today you saw and heard the anger from normal people who have just had enough with our future being taken for granted by the Tory elite".
The organizers of the anti-Brexit march, dubbed as People's Vote March, urge the government to hold a second referendum, saying that the public deserves to have a final say in the light of new facts and information concerning what leaving the European Union entails.
Vix Lowthion travelled up to London with her family...
Others included Dragons' Den businesswoman Deborah Meaden, The Lord of The Ring's actor Andy Serkis, comedian Jenny Eclair, presenter Richard Bacon and TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, who tweeted: "Theresa May is cooking up a Brexit disaster". I was really impressed that there were so many more young people and really people were there from all over the country.
Emily Longman, 20, one of the students leading the march behind a People's Vote banner, was four months too young to vote in the 2016 referendum.
The 54-year-old said: "The will of the people doesn't have to stand still, it's not an immovable thing that is fixed. I'm as angry as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" Joe Trickey, from Croydon, celebrated his 83rd birthday at the march.
"It is about more democracy, not less and I feel very strongly about that". "Nobody was talking about a bad Brexit deal, nobody was talking about no deal whatsoever".
She said that when she is "confronted with tough choices" over Brexit, she does not think about "what the implications are for me" but instead what is best for United Kingdom families.
He also added that he "would not vote in a second referendum". I think we have to accept that we lost that debate.