THE BIGGEST PRO EUROPEAN MARCH IN HISTORY
I have heard Saturday’s march described as many things: historical, crazy, not a moment but a movement. It was all of these things and more. My dad and I were honoured to be a part of it!
What struck me more than anything is the variety of people that made up the crowd. Every generation was accounted for from those in buggies right through to those making it very clear what they wanted their legacy to be. We know that many of the older generation voted to leave. However, there are also many who understand the importance of what happens when they are no longer with us. I should also note that the brilliant display of witty and hilarious placards... too many to mention!
It is also important to acknowledge how calm and ‘British’ the whole affair was. No pushing or shoving, not a cross word was said despite the crowds being very dense in places. I am incredibly claustrophobic but it helped that everyone was mindful that patience was the order of the day! The irony of this was not lost on me.... or any of the amazing speakers who took to the stage in Parliament Square.
The rallying cries from Sadiq Kahn, Anna Soubry and Nicola Sturgeon (amongst others) galavanised the assembled masses. They made it clear that this saga cannot continue and the plot needs to be rewritten. The pen needs to be handed back to the people so they can vote again based on truth and transparency.
Now, we can only sit tight and try to believe that in some way we have been heard and that there is a tiny pinprick of light in the distance. As always, I live in hope.