Want a Second EU Referendum? Show Up to the People's Vote March

By Holly Brockwell on at

Tomorrow is the People's Vote rally in Central London, and it's so important that even MPs are urging people to attend.

The march starts at midday, north of the Hilton on Park Lane, and will proceed to Parliament Square where there'll be speeches at 2pm about the need for the people of the UK vote on the final Brexit deal.

Here's what it's all about, in the organisation's own words:

"A majority of the public support a People’s Vote and a final say on the Brexit deal.

Whether you voted leave or remain, nobody voted to make this country worse off, to harm jobs, to damage the NHS, to affect the future of millions of young people, or to make this country more divided. The more the shape of the final Brexit deal becomes clear, the more it is clear that it will do nothing to improve social justice, reduce inequality, increase our standard of living, or create a better future for future generations.

We are demanding our democratic voice be heard on Brexit. Since the referendum in 2016, new evidence has emerged on what we were once told would be “the easiest deal in history”. We now know the true cost of the divorce bill, as well as the impact of Brexit on the NHS, workers’ rights and public services.

This Government has failed on Brexit: there is no mandate for its car crash proposal or for a disastrous no-deal Brexit. We won’t let them get away with a bad deal - that’s why we will be there in Central London making the case for a People’s Vote."

It seems a lot of people are planning to attend, with more than 15,000 having registered their interest on the official Facebook page alone (there are loads of other Facebook event pages for it, from various political factions and groups). More than 100,000 are expected to attend.

According to the Evening Standard, MPs are very keen for people to turn up and make their voices heard: representatives from the three major parties all stressed the importance of making the march a success. Beaconsfield's Dominic Grieve for instance – the former Attorney General – is quoted as saying "If you think the future of our country matters and that we should prevent a very bad outcome... please participate in the People’s Vote march."

Whatever your feelings on Brexit or how the EU referendum was sold to voters, it seems like a no-brainer that we should get to choose if we're OK with the final deal or not, since no one knew what it'd be when placing their cross in the Leave or Remain box.

If you want that to happen, get yourself down to the march – apparently some students from the Highlands are already on their way, and you don't want to be made to look lazy by students, do you?