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Brexiteers take to the streets of London in protest over leaving date

first_img 96 Comments As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Today’s major protest comes as numbers of fiercely pro- and anti-Brexit demonstrators have kept up a constant presence in Westminster in recent months.Hardline Brexiteers want Britain to leave the bloc now without any divorce deal in place, falling back on World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.At the other end of the political spectrum, London Mayor Sadiq Khan launched a campaign bus today emblazoned with the slogan “We are all Londoners”. Brexiteers take to the streets of London in protest over leaving date delays Britain was originally due to leave the European Union today. Mar 29th 2019, 4:28 PM 27,265 Views Share17 Tweet Email Short URL The March to Leave protesters make their way along the River Thames in London Source: Steve Parsons via PA ImagesTODAY WAS BILLED by Brexiteers as ‘Independence Day’, the day Britain was due to leave the European Union. That was until Brexit was thrown into political turmoil on numerous occasions in recent months, with MPs unable to come to an agreement on deal. Today, MPs voted against British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement for a third time. With the continued uncertainty, thousands of Brexit supporters have today taken to the streets of London to protest outside the UK Parliament – some after completing a two-week 435-kilometre protest march from Sunderland in northeast England.The two-week protest has been organised by March To Leave. “Come along to tell the establishment in London that we must leave and respect the referendum result,” it said on its website. Hundreds of protesters walked through the capital this afternoon, blaring the Queen hit I Want to Break Free from loudspeakers and waving Union Jack flags as the march neared its destination. Some demonstrators made their way to the parliament building via the banks of River Thames. Friday 29 Mar 2019, 4:28 PM Source: Leave.EU/Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Protestors making their way through London towards the UK Parliament Source: Steve Parsons via PA ImagesSpeaking ahead of today’s vote in the House of Commons, one protestor said: “Whatever happens today with Brexit, things will never be the same in the UK.” Another added: “I’m not going to have my country taken over by a dictatorship.” Britain was originally due to leave the EU at 11pm tonight. As the clock ticks down to that time, a number of bars and nightclubs in the remain-dominated London will kick off a host of Brexit-themed parties to celebrate the non-departure.  Brexit protestors in Parliament Square this afternoon Source: Victoria Jones via PA Images Many of the protestors out in London today brought placards along with them Source: Jonathan Brady via PA ImagesThird voteThis afternoon, Theresa May failed for a third time to get her withdrawal deal through the Parliament.MPs voted against her deal by 344 votes to 286 votes – a majority of 58.Now, there are very few options left to May going forward.She must now go back to Brussels and seek a longer extension to Article 50, delaying Brexit for a much greater time period. Or the UK will now crash out of the EU on 12 April.“Mr Speaker, I fear we are reaching the limits of the process in this house,” May told the House of Commons after the vote.“This House has rejected no deal. It has rejected no Brexit. On Wednesday it rejected all the variations of the deal on the table. And today it has rejected approving the withdrawal agreement alone and continuing a process on the future. This government will continue to press the case for the orderly Brexit tha the results of the referendum demands.In light of the result, EU President Donald Tusk has decided to call a European Council meeting on 10 April. With reporting by AFP WATCH | The streets of London are packed with British patriots demanding the Brexit we voted for, but behind the scenes politicians are working to delay it yet again. A political revolution is coming if we have another set of European elections…https://t.co/OjF3i2EOos— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) March 29, 2019 By Hayley Halpin https://jrnl.ie/4567559 last_img

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