Last Saturday I once again took the train into London to join another People’s Vote march. I think this is the fifth of these that I have been on, and this one felt massive.
There is always an argument about just how many people turn up to these things. I am sure there must be a way that you could accurately, and independently, estimate the attendance at such events. It would cut out the tedious back and forth about the numbers. Nevertheless, my impression was that there were more people than the last one, and that was estimated to be over a million. This time I didn’t actually get on to Whitehall, leaving the march at Trafalgar Square, as I started to feel it was getting too crowded.
The atmosphere felt a bit different as well; the deadline is getting closer and the march was taking place at the same time that Parliament was debating Brexit during a very rare Saturday sitting.