Reaction and comment to the Put it to the People Brexit march in London today

RALLYING: Hundreds of thousands joined demnstrations in London today. Credit: Caroline Lucas, via Twitter

AS HUNDREDS of thousands of protesters march through London today (Saturday) for the pro-second referendum Put it to the People march, politicians, public figures and people from Britain and Spain have weighed in.

The Costa Blanca based Bremain in Spain group said on Twitter they were looking forward to being among thousands of “friends” in London. Several members of the group, which campaigns for Britain to remain in the EU, travelled from Spain to London to take part in the protest.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to comment on social media, but Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said people in Britain and Europe were “exasperated” by her handling of Brexit.

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson broke ranks with Corbyn by agreeing to speak at the protest later today. He said he had “reluctantly” come to the view that a second referendum was the only way to break the current Brexit impasse.

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable is also attending the march. He said Britain was now a “remain country”.

Green Party leader Caroline Lucas, who has been an outspoken supporter of Britain remaining in the EU, said the march represented a “popular uprising”. She was pictured alongside demonstrators, some of whom carried signs saying: “Tories against Brexit” and “Remain Labour”.


Mayor of London Sadiq Khan posted a video of him standing front and centre at the march. He said: “Enough is enough- it’s time to give the British public the final say on Brexit.”

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who is currently leading a counter-demonstration made up of pro-Brexiteers, was pictured with supporters in a post from the Leave means Leave group.

The group said: “We believe when people speak politicians should deliver.”

MPs from the Independent Group of pro-Remain politicians who defected from Labour and the Conservatives were out campaigning for the march yesterday.
Activist and doctor Lauren Gavaghan said “everything had changed” since the last referendum which she claimed was corrupt.

Members of the public from across the country also shared what they were up to for today’s march.

Readers of Euro Weekly News have also been having their say on our Facebook page about Brexit more generally.

Don Yair said following the news that the EU had agreed to delay Brexit: “At this rate we’ll probably end up staying in.”

Lynne Utting said: “Might as well just bloody give up now, we are going absolutely nowhere.”

Separately, a petition launched calling on the government to revoke Article 50 now has more than 4.3 million signatures.

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