People’s Vote march supporters reacted with jubilation after the controversial Letwin amendment passed in the Commons earlier this afternoon. Deafening cheers rang out across Westminster when the result was read out in Parliament. The amendment, which forces Boris Johnson to ask for a delay on his Brexit deal, was passed 322 to 306.
The measure withholds approval of Mr Johnson’s deal and forces the Prime Minister to seek a delay with Brussels tonight.
Videos posted to social media showed the moment the vote for the amendment proposed by Sir Oliver Letwin was announced.
Paul Brand, from ITV, tweeted that the Letwin amendment was seen by the Remainers as a “new opportunity to press for a second referendum”.
The number of marchers was unclear, with organisers claiming up to a million people attended, while police said it was “very busy”.
The Remain-backing demonstrators descended on London today to demand a “final say” on Britain’s exit from the European Union.
The protesters had gathered outside Parliament Square whie MPs sat in the Commons on a Saturday for the first time in 37 years.
Thousands of the protesters marched carrying EU-themed flags, berets and placards.
Several prominent politicians spoke out at the march, including Sadiq Khan, John McDonnell, Anna Soubry, and Diane Abbott.
Mr Gyimah joked that the so-called Super Saturday of Brexit had “just turned into souffle Saturday”.
As of Saturday morning, more than £500,000 had been donated to support the protest, with cross-party politicians calling on people to get involved.
Star Trek legend Sir Patrick Stewart and actor Stephen McGannhave joined the crowd.
Arguments between People’s Vote marchers and Brexit supporters had broken out in Westminster earlier in the day, until police intervened.
Published at Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:07:00 +0000