Why I'm marching

Thousands of people are set to take the streets this Saturday to March for a People's Vote and put an end to this Brexit mess - if you're going, tell us why!

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  • Kieron Phillimore
    commented 2019-10-19 12:25:09 +0100
    We already have the best deal possible, anything else threatens the security of the union, its members and their wellbeing
  • Giuseppe Turi
    commented 2019-10-19 11:20:08 +0100
    For my teenager son’s future and my present.
  • Anne Gibson
    commented 2019-10-19 10:11:32 +0100
    Because I deeply disagree with the isolationist stance which is at the root of the current government’s Brexit policy – throughout history, nothing good has ever come from this mindset. I believe passionately in the European Project, and its commitment to workers rights and, hopefully, financial regulation.
  • Julia Manning-Morton
    commented 2019-10-19 10:01:58 +0100
    For the protection of our public services. For a fairer society. For my children’s future. For a decent old age. For the many not the few rich bastards.
  • Jane Twyman
    commented 2019-10-19 09:26:59 +0100
    In 2016 the U.K. voted to leave. We had no idea what the government 3years later would be signing us up for. Once the government knows the terms of our new relationship they need to ask the people ‘is this what you want’. The brexit promises of the 2016 Leave campaign have evaporated and now they talk of ‘getting brexit done’ . They should be getting brexit right. So I’ve booked timeboff from my min wage job to stay in London to march today, and I’ll be meeting up with ‘Roses for Remain’ later. I’m very angry, sad day frustrated by the lies of Johnson and the Leave campaign.
  • Edwin Kilby
    commented 2019-10-19 09:25:47 +0100
    I am marching for the 4th time today because I am a patriot. I love my country and I want Britain to be a prosperous and united – yes, United – Kingdom which proudly takes its place as a leader in the world – not isolated and pushed to the sidelines whilst decisions that affect it take place in corridors of power from which it is excluded. I want it to be the pragmatic and tolerant place it seemed to be before 2016. And I want to maintain a bright future for future generations with the opportunities we enjoyed to travel easily, as well as live, work, study and marry in 27 other countries as well as our own. Many people do not recognise so many things they take for granted today as being consequent on membership of the EU – they are in for a nasty shock if Brexit happens.
  • Mavis Aitchison
    commented 2019-10-19 09:17:58 +0100
    I live in the far North west & don’t have the energy to go toLondon to March. I do what I can locally *& am with you in spirit as is my MP. We need Europe & Europe needs us.

    Leaving the EU has the potential to destroy the United Kingdom.
  • Sarah Jones
    commented 2019-10-19 09:12:54 +0100
    I am marching because I want my country back. The open, tolerant, internationalist country that I care for. A country that rejects and satirises extremism. A country that rejects xenophobia, preferring a quiet pride in being, you know, nice people. That country. The one that other countries respect and admire. Oh, and did I mention democracy? That too.
  • Robert Humphrey
    commented 2019-10-19 09:00:50 +0100
    Leaving Europe I believe is a massive mistake. We are in the epicentre of Europe as we are and as such hold a commanding position in the world. Coming out will make us so much smaller especially when Scotland and N Ireland split as well as a result.

    I believe the country has been duped by people who think they no better. Unfortunately many people are led by slogans such as ‘I want my Country back’, which means nothing, and will end up putting us in a worse position. All the skilled Poles for example who work as Drs and Nurses in our hospitals who have left in droves.

    The value of the pound will never recover. All those people who voted leave and now have no jobs, can’t afford their holidays to Spain, don’t have a teacher to teach them, don’t have a nurse to look after them …

    We MUST Remain.
  • Andrew Cross
    commented 2019-10-19 08:52:54 +0100
    To save democracy in Britain and for the best future for my country
  • Lizzie Jackson
    commented 2019-10-19 08:36:25 +0100
    We are European and need to continue to work from within Europe on research and enterprise for the common good. The European project is arguably the most significant multi-dimensional international collaboration framework there is or has ever been.
  • Camille Baker
    commented 2019-10-19 08:02:59 +0100
    Because I don’t want people to be worse off than they are now so some rich a-holes can make money on shorting the pound.
  • David Luff
    commented 2019-10-19 07:22:46 +0100
    Because brexit is a waste of time, money and energy. An issue which has divided the nation and will cause a wide range of self-inflicted wounds that won’t heal for decades.
  • John bradley
    commented 2019-10-19 00:11:21 +0100
    Now that the facts are available, I want proof that the majority of voters are prepared to reduce there standards of life because they trust Mr. Johnson. Then I can despair for this country with confidence.
  • John bradley
    commented 2019-10-19 00:11:21 +0100
    Now that the facts are available, I want proof that the majority of voters are prepared to reduce there standards of life because they trust Mr. Johnson. Then I can despair for this country with confidence.
  • Christin Davidson
    commented 2019-10-19 00:09:30 +0100
    UK belongs to be in the European Union. Boris Johnson told us a lot of lies in 2016, he is an unelected PM and not to be trusted!
  • Sarah Bullard Bullard
    commented 2019-10-18 22:55:49 +0100
    I’m marching because we all voted based on incomplete and inaccurate information in 2016. The people need to make a confirmatory vote for the actual deal on offer or choose to remain.
  • Helen Armitage
    commented 2019-10-18 22:54:02 +0100
    I believe in the European project. The current govt has no majority; Johnson no public mandate. There was no agreement in the 2016 referendum for what Johnson is doing now. We need a vote on where we’re at now; now that the British public are more fully informed about Brexit and its purpose & repercussions.
  • Diane Doble Leemans
    commented 2019-10-18 22:46:57 +0100
    This is the first of 4 People’s Vote marches we cannot be there physically. Car breakdown in France means we will be there in spirit and on banners. It will be an historical day and our support is in the ether
  • tom nicholson-lailey
    commented 2019-10-18 22:32:41 +0100
    I’m marching because we need to heal the rift in our society caused by Brexit. We need to ALL be given an opportunity to reflect on what we now know about Brexit, and to vote again. I believe that a second vote will deliver a good majority in favour of remaining within the EU.
  • Sarah Connolly
    commented 2019-10-18 22:18:44 +0100
    The loss of Freedom of Movement, EHIC, expensive visas, driving licenses will devastate the creative arts industries.
  • Nannette Aldred
    commented 2019-10-18 22:17:40 +0100
    Organisations that I have been involved with and I have benefitted from EU funds to support artists, art and education events and research. Artists and academics have also been able to develop ideas across nations.
  • Susan Westbroek
    commented 2019-10-18 22:12:33 +0100
    I’m marching because I want the best future for my children and grandchildren. I believe being part of the EU secures the UK’s economic stability and security. Putting up borders between countries creates animosity. The EU was set up to break down barriers and secure peace and it has proved successful in that. I fear for our country’s future as an isolated island, separated from the rest of Europe.
  • Polly Brown
    commented 2019-10-18 21:48:01 +0100
    Because my granddaughters, greatnephews and geatnieces are being treacherously robbed of their birthright – their citizenship of an entire continent. Brexit = betrayal.
  • Roger Bell
    commented 2019-10-18 21:46:51 +0100
    I am joining my daughter and family who are flying in from France where they live and work as UK citizens
  • Dominic Ramos
    commented 2019-10-18 21:35:24 +0100
    I have known Johnson as a liar and a fraudster since I was 13. He still doesn’t fool me.
  • Peter Davison
    commented 2019-10-18 21:34:08 +0100
    I’m marching because I want to live in an inclusive society in which people from other countries and cultures feel valued and welcomed. it is sad that many of our European friends have been made to feel as though they are not wanted after giving so much to our country.
  • Carol Monaghan
    commented 2019-10-18 21:30:43 +0100
    I appreciate the peace and stability that being a member of the EU brings.
  • Anna Madley
    commented 2019-10-18 20:38:13 +0100
    I am a nurse. Our wards will not be able to function without our EU colleagues! Same for our care homes.

    The UK benefits in so many ways from being in the EU. It is so sad that some people are ready to throw this away.
  • Peter Nelson
    commented 2019-10-18 20:32:34 +0100
    I think the EU is a fantastic organisation that tries to improve the lives of everyone of its citizens, and that UK citizens benefit in hundreds of ways from membership.

    People who voted brexit have never been presented with a positive view of the EU, but have been bombarded with a simplistic negative stereotype on radio, television and in the newspapers. If the vote in parliament allows us to continue campaigning for remain I think that our efforts should be devoted to finding the resources to mount an awareness campaign that reaches the voters who need to be educated about the EU.

    We need to win over the more moderate brexit voters with well-presented information. Few of these people will not have seen the information on the internet. We need to make much more use of leafleting, billboards and newspaper ads which can direct those who are interested to information on the internet.