Pro-EU supporters march for Britain to rejoin the European Union | EUROtoday
Hundreds of individuals waving European Union flags on Saturday rallied in central London calling for Britain to rejoin the bloc.
The National Rejoin March (NRM) gathered close to Hyde Park and was due to culminate in Parliament Square as supportive motorists beeped their horns.
Protesters brandished placards studying “the road to rejoin the EU starts here”, and “rejoin, rejoice”.
The NRM motion backs a return to membership of the EU which Britain left after voting in favour of Brexit in a 2016 referendum.
An exit deal was negotiated beneath the premiership of former Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson and got here into drive in 2021, with a assessment set for 2025.
Peter Corr, chief and co-founder of NRM, stated he determined to organise the march because it “felt like everyone had given up” on the trigger.
“Brexit was a huge mistake, we’re all — especially working class and poorer people — paying for it and we need to do something about it,” Corr, a lorry driver from the central English metropolis of Derby, advised the home PA information company.
Protester Rachel Ashley, carrying over-sized star-shaped glasses, advised AFP she was “just absolutely furious” about Brexit.
“I know people who are utterly mortified. They are so deeply ashamed…. They’ve been played for fools,” she stated.
Another Brexit critic, Frances Smith, a 68-year-old retiree, stated she noticed herself as a European.
“To take that away from me is wicked,” she stated.
The opposition Labour Party chief Keir Starmer on Friday was compelled to deny he wished to rejoin the EU after current feedback led the ruling Conservatives to accuse him of wanting to “unpick Brexit”.
Starmer insisted there was no case for returning to the EU, its customs union or the single market.
The chief of the Liberal Democrats, the fourth largest celebration in parliament, has additionally stated voters are not “talking about Europe” on the doorstep.
The Lib Dems had beforehand pledged to “stop Brexit”.
“We want Britain to be back at the heart of Europe but we’re also realistic that’s going to take some time,” Ed Davey stated forward of his celebration’s annual convention on Saturday.