Thousands take to the streets in anti-Brexit marches

Thousands upon thousands gathered in London to celebrate the European Union and the UK’s membership of it.

London wasn’t the only city to host an anti-Brexit march on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the organisation that became the European Union. There were several others, This Writer understands.

And lots of speeches. Perhaps the main point is that the UK is so badly divided over its membership of Europe that no action could possibly be considered right.

If we leave, in accordance with the referendum vote last year, then we’re doing so on the basis of false information and our economy – our quality of life – will suffer as a result, even more than it is at the moment, simply as a result of having a Conservative government.

And with no European Union laws to moderate Tory excesses, we’d have to think very carefully indeed about who we elect into Parliament after any departure from the EU. Has anybody considered that?

Also, what about the alleged legal requirement for Theresa May to seek ratification for her plans? If she doesn’t go back to Parliament, or even to the people, then there will always be someone saying Brexit has no legality – possibly with justification.

And, knowing what we know now about the original referendum, can anybody expect to be taken seriously when they claim the choice was made in full knowledge of the facts?

All things considered, wouldn’t it be better to have another plebiscite – with all claims fact-checked before they are put to the public?

These people thought so:

And so did this man, whose protest was extremely polite:

And then there was this comment – slightly less polite:

With such division, how can it be unreasonable to stop and think again?

Tens of thousands of people joined an anti-Brexit march to call for Britain to remain in the European Union.

The Unite for Europe march in London coincided with events to mark 60 years since the EU’s founding agreement, the Treaty of Rome, was signed.

A minute’s silence to remember the victims of the Westminster attack was held ahead of speeches at a rally in Parliament Square.

Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger the exit process from the EU next week.

Source: Thousands take to streets in anti-Brexit London march – BBC News

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5 thoughts on “Thousands take to the streets in anti-Brexit marches

  1. NMac

    They are determined to plunge the nation into economic suicide just to placate a small cabal of loathsome right-wing Tory nasties and to attempt to hold the fractured Tory Party together. It will be a lasting disgrace if they are allowed to get away with it.

  2. jeffrey davies

    yet the eu signed that ceta agreement with canada now allowing yanky comapanies to take you to court that initself is bad

  3. Barry Davies

    Well tens of thousands equated to possibly 16,000 not many of the supposedly irate 48% got off their backsides, the man running it aptly named French is difficult to find existed before november, and the crowd funding to finance it £76,000 came from 3,000 donors, so it is hardly a massive anti brexit rally. The save the NHS march got 360,000 marchers all of whom cheered Jeremy Corbyn but as it didn’t fit in with the establishments aims got less coverage than the continuing coverage of a dingbat who drove his car into some people, which 4 days after the event is still apparently more important than an explosion on the Wirral, although of course that is outside the M25 border of areas that matter.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Between 25,000 and 100,000 in London, according to the Evening Standard (Remainer George Osborne must have been delighted).
      That’s a large number for a demonstration in a single city. Don’t forget that many people won’t have known about it, or won’t have known in time to make arrangements to attend; many could not attend in any case; many were going to other events closer to home.
      So it was a massive rally. You’re just playing it down because you like Brexit.

    2. wildswimmerpete

      The explosion in Rock Ferry appears to be down to a gas explosion. No terrorism or other foul play suspected. I’m not too far from there and know one of the people involved.

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