One of the biggest demonstrations in British history has broken out against the Brexit as Parliamentarians look to oust Prime Minister Theresa May
One million people joined the demonstrations on Saturday against the Brexit. The peaceful march in Central London has come amid talks of overthrowing British PM Theresa May. The demonstrations, popularly known as the Put It to the People March, are now demanding a second referendum on Brexit. The march included people from across the United Kingdom and Europeans living in the UK. It also witnessed participation by many British politicians.
The past few days have seen increased opposition against PM May as MPs now seek her resignation. Cabinet Ministers have also been considering Deputy PM David Lidington for the post of interim PM.
Labour Party leader Tom Watson, former Tory Deputy PM Lord Heseltine, London Mayor Sadiq Khan all participated in the march. SNP leader and First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon also joined the demonstrations.
In his address at the Parliamentary Square, Labour’s Deputy Leader reinforced the need for a second vote on Brexit. He said, “The prime minister claims she speaks for Britain. Well, have a look out of the window, prime minister.” Watson further added, “Open your curtains, switch on your TV, look at this great crowd today. Here are the people. Theresa May, you don’t speak for us.”
Watson asserted, “At every stage, Theresa May has doubled down rather than reaching out. The way to break the stalemate is for parliament and the people to come together.” He said, “The way to reunite our country is to decide on our future together. It’s time to say with one voice: put it to the people. Prime minister, you have lost control. Let the people take back control.”
Last week, the European Union announced the postponement of Brexit from March 29 to April 12, 2019. Both the people and politicians, relieved by the decision, are now looking to make efforts to avoid a potential economic crisis.