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Sun Dec 9, 2018, 07:20 PM

Cracks begin to appear after far-right unites with Ukip for Brexit march

‘This turned into the Tommy Robinson show’: Cracks begin to appear after far-right unites with Ukip for Brexit march
'We can't be reasoned with, we don’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear, and we absolutely will not stop, ever, until we get hard Brexit,' says one speaker, quoting ‘The Terminator’

Revolutions, it has been said, do not generally begin on Sundays. People have to be up for work the next morning.

Perhaps something similar applies to right-wing political rallies. It could explain why Sunday’s so-called Brexit betrayal march – a joint Ukip and Tommy Robinson demonstration, which claimed to speak for the 17.4 million people who voted leave in 2016 – attracted a crowd of little more than 2,000 people to Whitehall in central London.

Robinson – the English Defence League founder who was considered such a star turn he spoke twice at the event – called the gathering a “beautiful” sight.

But even he may have cringed at the lack of numbers because nearby, separated by a thick police presence, a 10,000-strong anti-Fascist rally dwarfed his own.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/brexit-betrayal-march-tommy-robinson-ukip-attendance-figure-far-right-protest-a8675246.html


It seems to have been quite a colourful day.

"Robinson" tried to sign up as a UKIP member onstage using his mobile phone - and failed.

Another guy climbed on top of a bus stop and tried to set fire to a EU flag using lighter fluid - and failed (those dratted EU regs).

One Laukan Creasey brought a portable gallows, Theresa May for the use of.



There were three arrests at the anti-fascist rally, and none at the "betrayal march", among a very heavy police presence.

Here's a few of the signs from the anti-fascist rally (more here):









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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 07:46 PM

1. Hardcore idiots. UK needs to rejoin the EU.

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Response to brush (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 07:04 PM

2. We're still in it till March.

We need to avoid leaving! It would be easier to cancel Brexit than to get back into the EU once we've left.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 07:44 PM

3. Agreed. Wasn't it made clear recently that the door is still open to come back?

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 07:58 PM

4. Yes, even more clearly than even I was expecting,

and I already understood that we could from following arguments a couple of years ago from the likes of Lord Kerr, one of those who actually drew up Article 50. See the earlier thread here:

Brexit: UK can revoke Article 50 unilaterally, EU judges rule
https://www.democraticunderground.com/108815004


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