In one of the biggest demonstrations in British history, a crowd estimated at over one million people yesterday marched peacefully through central London to demand that MP’s grant them a fresh referendum on Brexit.
Protesters from all corners of the United Kingdom and many EU nationals living here, took place amid extraordinary political turmoil and growing calls on unelected prime minister Theresa May to resign.
Organizers of the march said precise numbers had been difficult to gauge, but they believed the protest could have been even bigger than that against the Iraq war in February 2003.
This is now the moment of maximum opportunity – we need to avoid the catastrophe of no-deal and the damage which would be caused by the prime minister’s bad deal.
Senior politicians from all the main parties joined the march, including Labor’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, former Tory deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine, the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and the SNP leader and first minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon.
Labors attempts to find common ground on Brexit had been rebuffed, he said. “At every turn, we have been ignored. At every stage, Theresa May has doubled down rather than reaching out.
The way to break the stalemate is for parliament and the people to come together. The way to reunite our country is to decide on our future together. People fear the atmosphere is very dangerous in this country.
The march happened ahead of another critical week for Brexit and the prime minister. On Saturday night, as a growing number of Tory MP’s said they would back a no-deal Brexit rather than May’s deal or some other arrangement.
Brexit is stuck in the parliamentary pipeworks and it’s not going to find a way out. Brexit is a complete and utter mess,’ Khan said on the eve of the event.
Earlier, former Ukip leader Nigel Farage joined the counter March to Leave in Linby, Nottinghamshire, telling around 200 Brexit supporters that Theresa May had reduced the nation ‘to a state of humiliation’.
Daily Mail / ABC Flash Point News 2019.