150 supporters of Stratford4Europe travelled down to London on Saturday 23rd June to make sure Stratford was superbly represented at the PEOPLES’ VOTE MARCH to Parliament. The majority travelled in three coaches which departed from behind the Stratford Leisure Centre and many others travelled independently.
In London they joined over 100,000 people of all ages and from all walks of life as well as from all the main political parties to demand that the final decision once, and if, any Brexit deal is reached should be given back to the people. The assembly was marked by anger at the shambles the government is making of the Brexit negotiations, but also by the remarkable good humour of the marchers.
At around 1.00 pm the march slowly wound its way around Trafalgar Square and down Whitehall, past number 10 Downing Street, and ended in a mass rally which swamped Parliament Square and the roads leading into it. There with the aid of some giant screens the rally listened to some impassioned speeches from the likes of Caroline Lucas, Vince Cable, Anna Soubry, David Lammy and Tony Robinson of ‘Blackadder’ fame.
Jonathan Baker, the Chair of Stratford4Europe said:
‘It was an amazing day and a spectacular sight to see such an endless sea of Union Jack and EU flags flying side by side. We are demanding a Peoples’ Vote, not because we want a re-run of the referendum but because, whichever way people voted in the referendum, we now know that no one is going to get what he or she voted for. Now we know more of the facts we need and deserve another say on whatever form the outcome of the negotiations take.’