Chants of “people’s vote” and EU flags have filled Pall Mall today as thousands of campaigners march through London to call for a final vote on the Government’s Brexit deal.
The protest forms part of the “summer of action” as campaigners intend to increase the pressure on Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn during Brexit negotiations.
The march comes after high-profile Cabinet ministers including David Davis declared that the UK is fully prepared to leave the EU with no deal.
One of the main organisers, People’s Vote, maintain that Brexit is “not a done deal” and the people must “make their voices heard”. James McGrory from Open Britain added that there “should be a choice between leaving with the deal that the government negotiates, or staying in the European Union”.
Guest speakers will include actor Sir Tony Robinson and Gina Miller, who successfully campaigned to ensure the UK could not trigger Article 50 without parliamentary approval.
The government has already announced it is giving Parliament a say on the final deal. However, it still remains unclear what will happen if the deal is rejected.
According to James McGrory, “the most important thing is that this isn’t decided just by 650 politicians in Westminster… Brexit is such a big deal [that] it should include all 65 million of us in the country, and that’s why people today are marching for a people’s vote,”