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London 25 March

(299 Posts)
Niamer Sun 05-Mar-17 19:22:57

See you there!

comfortandjoyce Sun 05-Mar-17 19:40:10

Is it the spring sales already?

Niamer Sun 05-Mar-17 19:54:05

Not exactly, but we're looking to get the best possible deal ...

RortyCrankle Mon 06-Mar-17 07:19:44

comfortandjoyce
Is it the spring sales already?

grin

IamWendy Mon 06-Mar-17 07:57:04

Your country needs you.....to stop trying to defy a democratic vote.

Lottapianos Mon 06-Mar-17 08:02:10

Would love to be there but will be on holiday... In an EU country.....

Well done OP to you and everyone else who marches. I went to the anti Brexit march on 1 July last year and it was a great experience

Peregrina Mon 06-Mar-17 08:05:53

Democracy - that's what the protest is about.

jaws5 Mon 06-Mar-17 08:52:00

I'll be there with my family!

Anon1234567890 Mon 06-Mar-17 10:01:55

Is this March to stop or support Brexit?

lalalonglegs Mon 06-Mar-17 12:45:14

I'm marching too, Niamer. I will be looking at anyone with a witty placard and wondering if they are MNers smile.

Peregrina Mon 06-Mar-17 13:28:06

I am planning to go.

Peregrina Mon 06-Mar-17 13:29:51

I haven't been able to think up anything witty for a placard yet.

whatwouldrondo Mon 06-Mar-17 13:40:45

I will be there in a large group, but they won't be mumsnetters. It is my secret guilty pleasure and tool of procrastination, so I will be undercover

I would suggest a meet up but if the women's march is anything to go the best laid plans are likely to come to nothing in the crowds.

Not thought of a witty placard either but anything substituting EU for you doesn't count.......

See the post has bought out the usual suspects supporting Brexit with the devastating force of their arguments.

lalalonglegs Mon 06-Mar-17 13:53:46

Don't worry, our planned placard borders on rage rather than wit - my 13yo is in charge of it as she is far better at anything craft-y than I am.

Niamer Mon 06-Mar-17 15:00:59

Is this March to stop or support Brexit?
It is pro-EU, anti-Brexit.

Niamer Mon 06-Mar-17 15:03:39

Your country needs you.....to stop trying to defy a democratic vote
When would you say it would be acceptable to start expressing an opinion again?
It's a tricky one isn't it?

Peregrina Mon 06-Mar-17 15:20:11

Put it this way - if people don't feel strongly, they won't go on the march. Farage was going to hold one with thousands before Christmas - in the end a couple of hundred turned up.

IamWendy Mon 06-Mar-17 16:25:48

People felt strongly enough to vote for brexit. That vote was the only display of feelings needed. Noisy lefties dragging their children around London mean nothing. If the government had just decided on its own to leave the Eu, ok...I get it, March and sign petitions, but the government are acting on a public decision, one where one person=one vote, and every vote counted!
Every time the remoaners March or make new petitions against brexit, they are asking the government to ignore the majority.

Niamer Mon 06-Mar-17 16:45:16

So IamWendy. When in your book is it acceptable for "noisy lefties" to express an opinion again.
Yes the majority voted to leave, but the fact is not everyone affected by the decision (and majorly affected) was not allowed a vote. That is just one of the reasons for the noise.

Niamer Mon 06-Mar-17 16:48:02

People felt strongly enough to vote for Brexit. Yes, several friends of mine saw the vote as a choice between EU membership and a chance to save the NHS. They now no they were misinformed. Another reason for the noise.

CatsBatsEars Mon 06-Mar-17 16:49:22

Plenty of non lefties don't support brexit either, majority of Tory voters I know didn't vote for, or support it.
Op sadly I'm working so can't attend, but you have my support.

IamWendy Mon 06-Mar-17 16:50:29

Who wasn't allowed a vote?

Anlaf Mon 06-Mar-17 17:12:19

I'm going!

I have been planning my witty slogans ok yes one does substitute EU for "you" for some time, but I'm not sure how best to construct the placard. I've got various oddments of wood and plyboard in the garage but I fear I'll end up with a great lumbering thing that my wafty arms won't be able to carry all day. Any previous experience would be greatly welcome.

IamWendy those not allowed to vote:
EU (ex UK) citizens resident in the UK (regardless of how long they'd lived here), expect those from Malta and Ireland.
UK citizens living overseas for 15 years or more
16 and 17 year-olds

Quite a different franchise to the Scottish indyref (16/17 yo, EU citizens, not Scottish people resident elsewhere).

Peregrina Mon 06-Mar-17 17:13:11

You obviously had a different ballot paper to me Wendy. I didn't have one which said EU or Hard Brexit?

I am neither a 'leftie' nor will I be taking children with me. However, when your local hospital closes, or you have to pay to visit the doctor, I trust your response will be 'whatever' - I can't imagine that you will go on a protest vote, even if you feel strongly.

Niamer Mon 06-Mar-17 17:31:08

*know not no. Mental note to preview posts.

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