Hundreds to travel to London for People's Vote anti-Brexit march

Elias Hubbard
October 21, 2018

Approaching 700,000 people descended on London to march in protest against European Union withdrawal as politicians from across the parties demanded a referendum on the final Brexit deal.

The demonstration started on Park Lane and ended at Parliament Square.

Scotland Yard said it was not able to estimate the size of the crowd.

He told the BBC that "what's clear is that the only options on the table now from the prime minister are a bad Brexit deal, or no deal whatsoever".

Many held home-made signs and banners with slogans like "the wrexiteers", "Brexit stole my future" and "Even Baldrick had a plan".

He said: 'I can't think of anything more democratic, anything more British, than trusting the judgement of the British people.

Khan said Saturday's protest was a "march for the future" for young Britons, including those who were too young to vote in Britain's 2016 Brexit referendum, when those who favoured leaving the European Union won narrowly by 52 per cent.

As the March 29, 2019 deadline when Britain officially leaves the European Union draws ever closer, the twists and turns in negotiations have the general public divided, investors and businesses anxious and the volatile pound weaker.

Soubry hinted at her displeasure with the leaders of the Leave campaign, like Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, saying they had "walked away". "Since the referendum in 2016, new evidence has emerged on what we were once told would be "the easiest deal in history", march organisers claimed.

"We can't really see any benefits of leaving, can we, at all".

Mr Yates (pictured) said: "Today we witnessed some 700,000 people March on Parliament to demand a final say on Brexit".

Young people from across the nations and regions of the United Kingdom will also be amongst the speakers.

Protesters participating in an anti-Brexit demonstration, march through central London, Britain on October 20, 2018.

At the Tory Party conference earlier this month, Mrs May said: "There are plenty of prominent people British politics, in parliament and out of it, who wants to stop Brexit in its tracks".

Chef Delia Smith and Dragon's Den's Deborah Meaden are expected to head up the march. "Let the people you serve have their say".

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan also addressed the crowd, while dozens of celebrities posted snaps of themselves on the protest on social media.

"The lies, the mistruths and the deceptions of the referendum campaign have now been exposed, and it's clear the will of the people is changing".

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was not there, but sent a video message confirming the SNP's newly declared support for a People's Vote.

#PeoplesVoteMarch was trending on Twitter, with lots of young people - some of those who were not eligible to vote in the 2016 referendum - heading on the march.

He said he initially voted to leave due to "economic evidence partly supplied by the Tax Payers' Alliance" which he says "made sense at the time".

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