Published: Sun, October 21, 2018

Thousands march in favour of People's Vote on Brexit

Thousands march in favour of People's Vote on Brexit

"We won't let them get away with a bad deal - that's why we will be there in Central London making the case for a People's Vote".

The lawmakers must "decide whether to make our country poorer, trash our vital public services and wreck the life chances of the young, or give us all a People's Vote on any Brexit deal", "People's Vote UK" said on their website.

The march will begin from midday at Park Lane, finishing in Parliament Square.

"More than 150 coaches will bring people from towns and cities from every region and nation", they said in a statement.

Thousands of people turned out for a People's Vote march in London on Saturday to demand a referendum on the final Brexit deal struck by the United Kingdom government with the European Union (EU).

"The important thing to remember about a people's vote is that it doesn't take the option of leaving off the table, but it's actually created to give people a considered response, now that they have more information to hand".

British Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly ruled out the prospect of another referendum, saying that the people had already expressed their views in the June 2016 referendum - when the British public voted to leave the European Union by a margin of 51.89 per cent to 48.11 per cent.

The march on parliament is set to be a noisy and festive affair uniting tens of thousands in the seemingly hopeless task of convincing Prime Minister Theresa May to hold a second Brexit referendum.

Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29, but negotiations have been plagued by disagreements, particularly over the issue of the Republic of Ireland-Northern Ireland border, which will be the UK's only land frontier with the European Union after Brexit.

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, speaking ahead of his platform appearance, said: "Today will go down as an historic moment in our democracy". The terms would probably have to be ratified by the British Parliament but the organizers of Saturday's march feel the people should be given the final say.

"We have 1,257 members, and Salisbury constituency now has a majority in favour of a people's vote with the option to remain as the best way forward".

At the other end of the age spectrum, Joe Trickey from Croydon celebrated his 83rd birthday at the march.

What's important is now we know what the outcomes of these negotiations are.

Aleta Doyle, 46, from Peterborough, who attended with her 12-year-old son Leo, said she was marching "for my children's future and European unity". Since the referendum in 2016, new evidence has emerged on what we were once told would be "the easiest deal in history". Pro-EU campaigners argue that the British public has been misled with false promises, and that a hard Brexit will leave everyone worse off. This doesn't just happen overnight and I think you have to address that. I think we have to accept that we lost that debate.

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