Protesters flock to London to back new vote on Brexit

Glen Norman
October 23, 2018

Liberal protesters waved the blue and gold flag of the European Union and held up "Bollocks to Brexit" banners under sunny skies to call for another referendum on the eventual deal on how Britain will leave the world's biggest trading bloc.

Lord Andrew Adonis, Labour peer and a supporter of remaining in the European Union, asked Hannan to answer whether or not he was advocating that people boycott a second referendum: "Is [Hannan] calling for people who are in favour of leaving the European Union to boycott a referendum, and therefore to try and make democracy inoperable in Britain?"

The group met outside the Hilton hotel on Park Lane, but Helen said they did not move until 1.50pm and failed to get into Parliament Square for the afternoon's rally as it was so busy. One placard hoisted aloft in the crowd said: '56% say protect Good Friday'.

Eastleigh Borough Council members voted to pledge their support to the People's Vote, following a motion at a meeting of the full council.

Chan, who starred in Humans and Crazy Rich Asians held a banner which read: "Even Baldrick had a f****** plan".

Thousands of people filled the streets, some were singing, others were playing instruments, while many plastic whistles blared out.

Anti-Brexit protesters demand a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal amid growing support from MPs from all the main political parties for a final say referendum.


Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29, but negotiations have been plagued by disagreements.

"When Theresa May shows up in Brussels with yet another Brexit-related proposal, you can be sure that just one day later, it will no longer be worth the paper it is printed on", he wrote.

"And that's our message - get on with it, fulfil your promises to us, you said if we voted to leave it would happen, it needs to".

Many of his group took three types of transport to be in London today, travelling by bus, boat and train.

Pro-Brexit MPs Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg also featured in the "war-game" according to the paper, alongside pro-EU People's Vote director James McGrory.

"It's time for this vital issue is be taken out of the hands of the politicians and returned to the British people", said Khan, adding that the march for the voters who were too young to vote in the Brexit referendum two years ago.

Celebrity cook Delia Smith and Dragons' Den businesswoman Deborah Meaden also spoke at the event.


Khan told the crowd in a speech: "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".

"What could be more democratic, what could be more British, than trusting the judgement of the British people?"

Chapman said she is "very much in favour of the principle of a People's Vote".

The Prime Minister refused to answer questions about the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and whether or not the United Kingdom would suspend arms sales to the Gulf state now it has confirmed Mr Khashoggi is dead.

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And Leo Buckley, 16, from Hampshire, said: "Young people stand to lose the most".


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