Saturday 20th October 2018. Central London, UK. Thousands swarmed central London for the People’s Vote march.
An estimated 700,000 demonstrators marched from Park Lane to Parliament Square in a bid to persuade the British government to hold a referendum on the final Brexit deal.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan addressed the crowds at Parliament Square along with representatives from the main political parties. Celebrity speakers included Steve Coogan, Delia Smith and Deborah Meaden.
Even the pooches came out in force to demand a ‘Wooferendum’……
The British public voted to leave the EU by a margin of 51.89% to 48.11% in June 2016. The UK is scheduled to leave on 29 March 2019, under the terms of the two-year Article 50 process. On 14th November, Teresa May published a 585 page draft withdrawal agreement agreed with the EU at negotiator level, creating mayhem and almost leading to a vote of no confidence.
In just over a weeks time, the PM’s Brexit deal will be either approved or rejected by parliament. Many think the deal will be rejected leading to further chaos and even a constitutional crisis. All eyes are on Westminster, although an EU Summit on the 13th and 14th of December may put the EU leadership in the limelight. No final act in this extraordinary soap opera is apparent, only the daunting date of departure, 29th March 2019.