“Thousands of people converged in London for a march demanding a second Brexit referendum.
Saturday’s march was billed as the “biggest, loudest and most important” demonstration yet in support of a second referendum with more than 150 coaches bringing people from across the UK to London.
Organisers claimed 700,000 people took part in the march.
Critics say another vote on Brexit is “undeliverable and undemocratic” but campaigners say the UK Government’s plans for leaving the EU have become a “dog’s dinner”.
With Theresa May racing to nail down a deal that can command the support of parliament, the marchers were adamant that it should not only be MPs who get a meaningful vote.
There’s every sign the march’s organisers are cockahoop with how the day went, saying 700,000 people attended.
The streets of Whitehall were certainly packed with people carrying homemade banners.
It’s a cliche, but there was a festival atmosphere.
There are still people milling around Parliament Square, enjoying the last of the evening light.
The power of the march didn’t come from the politicians who held microphones at the rally but from the spectacle of so many thousands of people marching in pursuit of another opportunity to vote to stay in the EU.
In the years leading up to the 2016 referendum it was rare in Britain to see any public demonstrations of affection for the EU. The UK contrasts with many European countries where the EU flag is prominently displayed in public buildings.
But a new demographic has appeared in British politics has emerged since that historic vote – the proudly pro-Europeans. For them, the EU is not a necessary evil but part of their identity.
Even if the UK does leave the EU on March 29, these political awakened citizens, thousands of whom just spent Saturday on the streets of the UK capital, are not going to quietly retreat. They are a political force and parties of different colours will already be calculating how to bring them into their tent.
One thing is for sure, if there is another referendum the pro-Remain argument will be made with a passion that was absent in 2016. There is an army of people who are unhappy about the direction the country is heading in who want to take back control”.
There were plenty of other Welsh voices calling for a second referendum… With some Welsh Labour figures making it very clear where they stand on this issue.
Whilst Wales Online point out to a number of “Welsh” Labour MPs being present there were some prominent absentees.