Marchers demand final Brexit deal vote

Around 100,000 supporters of the EU marched through central London on Saturday to demand that the British government hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit, organisers said.

By Reuters in London
  • Published 24.06.18
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Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller speaks during the People's March in London on Saturday. (AFP)

London: Around 100,000 supporters of the EU marched through central London on Saturday to demand that the British government hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit, organisers said.

Protesters packed the main arteries of the capital, waving British, Irish and European flags and colourful banners to call for a "People's Vote" on the eventual deal in which Britain leaves the world's biggest trading bloc.

On the second anniversary of the 52 to 48 per cent Brexit vote, polls show political divisions are entrenched. Despite some confusion over what Brexit will actually mean there has been no clear change of heart.

The "People's Vote" campaign, which includes several pro-EU groups, is campaigning for a public ballot "so that we can decide if a decision that will affect our lives for generations makes the country better or worse off".

Neither of Britain's two main political parties back the idea of holding a referendum on the final deal.

"People have seen politicians making a cataclysmic mess of a really bad deal they didn't vote for, or even a no deal they didn't vote for," a spokesman for the campaign told Reuters.

"This is the people telling the political elite that they got it wrong."