South west London campaigners join more than half a million demonstrators demanding people’s vote on Brexit
Campaigners and MPs from south west London joined at least 670,000 people marching in central London today demanding a referendum on a final Brexit deal.
The larger than expected crowd set off at midday from Hyde Park before holding a rally in Parliament Square.
A number of MPs representing their constituencies attended the march including Liberal Democrat leader and MP for Twickenham, Sir Vince Cable.
Sir Vince said: “There is no deal better than the one we have now: it is better for Britain and better for Europe.”
Anti-Brexit groups from Lambeth, Wandsworth and Merton also participated in the march.
Heather Glass, chair of Lambeth for Europe said: “We believe that a people’s vote is the best way to give the idea back to the people on Brexit because what was sold in 2016 is nothing like what’s on offer for now.
DEMONSTRATING: More than half a million people are believed to have joined demonstrations
“It is completely disingenuous for the government to say they are delivering Brexit when what they are delivering is just going to cause a lot of hardship and suffering.”
Ms Glass added that Lambeth has a lot of EU citizens including a very large Portuguese community who would be hit particularly hard by a bad deal.
The rally in Parliament Square was also addressed by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and celebrity speakers, Delia Smith, Steve Coogan and Deborah Meaden.
To applause from demonstrators, Sadiq Khan said “What could be more democratic, what could be more British, than trusting the judgement of the British people?”
The People’s Vote is a cross-party campaign calling for a public vote on the final Brexit deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union.
Today’s march drew several times the number of people who took part in a similar march organised by The People’s Vote in June of this year.
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