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London march calls for ‘final say’ over Brexit deal | Politics News



Tens of thousands of people from across the UK are marching through central London to demand a public vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal.

The demonstration, organised by the People’s Vote campaign group, will converge on Westminster, where MPs are sitting on a Saturday for the first time in 37 years to debate and vote on the agreement.

Some protesters carried placards, waved flags and displayed banners, while others showed their support for continued membership of the Brussels bloc by wearing berets in the colours of the EU.

There was also a float depicting the prime minister’s controversial chief aide Dominic Cummings using Mr Johnson as a puppet.

EU supporters march as parliament sits on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War
Young and old are taking part in the march to call for a further referendum on the withdrawal agreement

With “Demonic Cummings” emblazoned across its forehead, the figure carried on the float appeared to be dressed in a Nazi uniform with a Union Jack moustache and an armband with the message Get Brexit Done written on it.

At the head of the march was London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who is calling for people to be given the “final say” on Brexit.

Among the speakers at the rally in Parliament Square is former deputy Conservative leader, Lord Heseltine.

Liberal Democrat MP and People’s Vote supporter, Chuka Umunna apologised for missing the march, and told campaigners, “We are making the same argument in the House of Commons right now!”

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March organisers are also asking people to sign a letter to Mr Johnson, EU leaders, MPs, and MEPs, asking them to allow “the chance to check whether we want to proceed with Brexit”.

In an email to supporters, Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said the letter “asks them to honour our shared democratic values, it asks them not to turn away from us now and deny us the chance for a final say”.

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