The People’s Vote March in London

Protesters participating in an anti-Brexit demonstration march through central London

Thousands and thousands of people are on the streets in London, demanding a second vote on Brexit -the exit of the European Union. In the last vote, they got it wrong too. 

Protesters participating in an anti-Brexit demonstration march through central London

Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union in March 2019. So far all Brexit negotiations have been a mess.

320,000 people signed a petition:

“We have watched the chaos unfold in cabinet and the turmoil in negotiations with dismay and foreboding. None of us voted for a bad deal or no deal that would wreck our economy. Nor do we accept that either is inevitable. If the Brexit deal is rejected by Parliament, then we, the people of Britain, should have the democratic right to determine our own future. That is why we are demanding a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.”

Protesters participating in an anti-Brexit demonstration march through central London

Elections have consequences! Every vote counts. I hope we have finally learned from our mistakes, but I fear many will still not understand what a privilege the right to vote actually is.

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The wrong result of an election can change the future of generations to come, and mostly, it’s not for the better.

People's Vote March for the Future demonstration, London, United Kingdom - 20 Oct 2018

Bollocks, she says and Bollocks it is! I couldn’t agree more. The European Union is in favor of a second Brexit vote. Now it’s up to Great Brittain and Theresa May, who doesn’t want a second public vote.

Protesters participating in an anti-Brexit demonstration march through central London

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The people are marching for the people’s vote. I hope they get it but deep down I know better.

Protesters participating in an anti-Brexit demonstration march through central London

Consequences have to be lived through I fear and I hate it because we here in the U.S. are living our own nightmare right now.

There is no fast awakening from this nightmare. May we all learn from this!


A sad day for Europe a happy day for Great Britain

My 2 cents two years ago!

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9 thoughts on “The People’s Vote March in London

  1. Unfortunately, it is harder and harder these days to be a really informed voter. This is just another reason I miss the Voter Info Pamphlets I used to receive in California. These purported to provide objective evaluations of the potential consequences of a yea or nay vote on measures of this sort. Having those materials available to consider made it so much easier to tune out most of the rest of the clearly partisan messages we are constantly bombarded with. I have come to appreciate this official effort, no matter the cost to the State, more and more over the eleven years since we moved away. Imagine my shock upon discovering that no such objective (written) info seems to be available for voters in the next county over from me to help them decide if they want to approve (or not) a $50 wheel tax to improve their schools. Again, so sad.

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  2. I’m not only concerned that people won’t vote, perhaps out of a sense of total disillusionment, but also the very upsetting reports of voter suppression in several of the states. Alarm bells are ringing and I feel anxiety every time I think about it.

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  3. I fear your deep down feelings may prove to be right Bridget, we will not get a confirming vote. It is very much a case of “be careful what you wish for.” Both the UK, and US are now living with the consequences of their, to my mind, stupid voting choices.

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