Over 700000 people march in London

Frederick Owens
October 22, 2018

On Saturday an estimated 700,000 people marched in London, calling for the United Kingdom to have a second Brexit vote.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sent a supportive video message.

That, remember, was almost two whole years after the people had made their decision to Leave in the Brexit referendum. Emily Longman, 20, said she was four months too young to vote in the referendum.

Organisers say 600,000 people have turned out for the People's Vote march.

"There are hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country coming here today because they want a people's vote on any Brexit deal".

"Jeremy Corbyn and Labour are quite clear, all the options should remain on the table".

"The Tory Government's handling of these negotiations has been chaotic, incompetent and shambolic".

This is something which has already been ruled out by Prime Minister Theresa May.The Metropolitan Police said it was not able to estimate the size of the crowd.

Speaking on stage, Cherry said the SNP would support a referendum in which Remain was on the ballot paper.

"I think it's an excellent decision by the council", said Cllr Bourne.

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Thousands of pro-Europe campaigners gathered in central London yesterday to call for a People's Vote aimed at preventing Britain's exit from the European Union.

In this week's UpFront, we debate Brexit and the prospects of both a suitable deal and a second referendum.

The momentum for a second referendum is "building and building", Andrew Castle says.

The march, dubbed the People's Vote March, attracted TV chef Delia Smith, presenter Richard Bacon and former Dragon's Den star Deborah Meaden.

Cable said it was a "tragedy this country is being divided by generation". 52% of the voters voted positively, 42% were against. If those tests are not met the party has said it would vote down May's final deal, in the hope of forcing a general election.

"I'm losing my voting rights, my right to a livelihood, my freedom of movement - in Luxembourg, which you can cross in 15 minutes".

The anti-Brexit campaigner said: "I think Theresa May is under a huge amount of pressure, if you can not pay attention to the 700,000 people that have come out to demand this vote then you will, definitely". People are frightened now and want to make their voice heard and that's what we are doing now.

Soubry hinted at her displeasure with the leaders of the Leave campaign, like Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, saying they had "walked away". "Most importantly, people's personal finances would be impacted, especially homeowners, with their assets nearly certainly losing a chunk of their potential value" she warns. "They are not taking responsibility for this mess. All 700,000 of you, please get home safe". "With Brexit we have eroded the fundamental pillars to the success of our economy and like it or not, a large part of which is fuelled by the success of revenues taken from property deals" she continues.

"The only way we can avoid this total madness and win back our future has to be a People's Vote".

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