The People’s Vote campaign today announced a new date for what was expected to be the biggest protests in UK history. Supporters who planned to attend had already booked planes, trains, hotels...

First published in August 2019.

The new march will now take place in London on 19 October – just 12 days before Boris Johnson plans to take the UK out of the EU without a deal. The previous date was planned for 12 October. But the amateur team at the People’s Vote explained that they have just “discovered this would have clashed with an annual fundraising event in Hyde Park to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.”

The GOSH event is a beautiful charity event that takes place every year on the second Saturday of October (last year it was on 13 October). A quick search on Google before choosing that date would have made it clear to anyone at the People’s Vote that the GOSH event was going to be on the same day as the People’s Vote march.

A quick search on Google is all that was needed...

So, why did they go ahead with it? Such amateurism!

And Remainers out there are far from impressed:

Compare the Remain side’s amateurism to how really organised the Leave side was in 2016 and still is today (besides them breaching strict spending limits during the EU referendum, using Cambridge Analytica, etc.) to get their message out, loud and clear, on social media, in the media, and... without organising any march (they know they would never reach even half a million people in the street).

Just a thought... Don’t we call mafia-style groups the ‘organised crime’?

In football, when it comes to a major cup game between a big team and a small team, contrary to popular belief the former does not always win. The smaller team sometimes wins against all odds. And what does it all come to in the end? The winner is generally the one side that wants it the most.

The Leave side wants Brexit at all costs.

The question for the Remain side is not whether Remain can win it, but whether they want it the most!

In their announcement, the People’s Vote campaign also explains:

“The new date of October 19 will give the people of the UK the chance to make their voice heard just 24 hours after the end of the European Council meeting in Brussels – ahead of a tumultuous few days that will have a huge and historic impact on our country’s future.”

The good point of having the march on 12 October was that it was then serving the purpose of showing the EU27 leaders – who were to meet just a week later – that the British people was not behind Boris Johnson’s decision to go ahead with a catastrophic no-deal Brexit, and somehow try to influence their decision on whether to offer a new extension of Article 50.

Having now the march after the European Council, this purpose has become pointless. The march will not influence their decision any longer, neither will it influence Boris Johnson or anybody else to make them stop a no-deal Brexit.

With thousands of people now unable to attend the march on the new date... What is the point of having that march at all now?

No, what is needed right now is a General Election on 24 October with a clear choice between a Tories+Brexit Party’s No-Deal Brexit, a Remain Alliance’s Stop Brexit and a Labour Party Neither-Nor.🔷

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[This is an original piece, first published by the author in on 12 August 2019. | The author writes in a personal capacity.]

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