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US News Thousands of anti-Brexit protesters gather in London to march on Parliament as plotting MPs look set to thwart Boris Johnson's deal and delay leaving the EU - (while publicity-seeking eco-activist Mr Broccoli gets in on the act too)

16:15  19 october  2019
16:15  19 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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  Are Anonymous No.10 Brexit Briefings ‘Revealing Splits In Boris Johnson’s Team’? It’s been another huge political week. The Brexit negotiations nearly collapsed, a delegation of scores of Tories demanded reassurances from their leader and the Queen was dragged into politics again in recent days. Much of the damage has been done after anonymous “Number 10 source” briefings, some or all of which are thought to have emanated from Boris Johnson’s controversial chief of staff, Dominic Cummings.

Anti - Brexit protestors march in London ahead of a crunch vote on the new deal (Picture: AP). Tens of thousands of people are marching in London to demand a final say on the Brexit deal . Protestors adorned in EU berets and t-shirts can be seen brandishing anti - Brexit cards and placards

Lawmakers in Britain' s new- look Parliament have finally approved the Prime Minister' s Brexit deal , a landmark moment after three years of political infighting that sets the UK firmly on course to leave the European Union next month.

EU supporters call on the government to give Britain a final say. © Reuters EU supporters call on the government to give Britain a final say.

Anti-Brexit protesters have flooded on to the streets of London for a mammoth demonstration to coincide with Parliament's 'Super Saturday' crunch vote on Boris Johnson's withdrawal deal. 

Supporters of the so-called People's Vote campaign group have marched on the Palace of Westminster for a mass rally which has drawn tens of thousands from across the UK.

Politicians, celebrities and even the headline-grabbing eco-warrior known as Mr Broccoli are among the Remainer ranks which are calling for a second Brexit referendum.

Outlook does not look pretty for Johnson in vote on Brexit deal

  Outlook does not look pretty for Johnson in vote on Brexit deal Boris Johnson spent Wednesday negotiating not only with Brussels but also with the DUP and the Brexiteers of the European Research Group (ERG). The four-way chess has been tortuous and hasn't resulted in a deal.Related: Blow for Johnson as DUP reject deal © Imagebridge Boris Johnson is facing a tough battle ahead But even if any form of agreement is miraculously sorted by the end of the week, Mr Johnson faces another massive political hurdle before he can believe in fulfilling his dream of leaving the EU on 31 October: getting it through the Commons.

MPs put brakes on Boris Johnson ’ s Brexit deal with rebel amendment. Bercow also indicated that he could write the letter to the EU requesting an extension if instructed The People’s Vote campaign claims 1 million people have joined a march in London demanding they get a say on any Brexit deal .

of anti - Brexit protesters march on Parliament - with a Dominic Cummings effigy - to as plotting MPs look set to thwart Boris Johnson ' s deal The so-called People's Vote group are gathering at celebrities and even the eco -warrior known as Mr Broccoli are among the Remainer's huge ranks On

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a group of people in front of a large crowd of people: Anti-Brexit protesters have flooded on to the streets of London for a mammoth demonstration to coincide with Parliament's crunch vote on Boris Johnson 's withdrawal deal © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Anti-Brexit protesters have flooded on to the streets of London for a mammoth demonstration to coincide with Parliament's crunch vote on Boris Johnson 's withdrawal deal

An effigy of a puppet Prime Minister being controlled by his hardline Brexiteer adviser Dominic Cummings was wheeled down Whitehall this morning by activists draped in EU colours. 

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  Here's What Happens Now That Boris Johnson Has Been Forced To Request A Brexit Delay Here's What Happens Now That Boris Johnson Has Been Forced To Request A Brexit DelayThe passing of the so-called Letwin amendment triggers another bit of legislation - the Benn act - which means Johnson must now write a letter to the EU asking for an Article 50 extension to January 31.

Johnson ’ s Conservatives scored a decisive win in Thursday’s general election, winning an 80 seat majority in Parliament on the back of the PM’s promise to “ get Brexit done.” However, droves of protesters turned out on Friday evening to dispute Johnson ’ s victory.

Boris Johnson ' s Brexit deal is approved by Parliament . As lawmakers were debating in Parliament , thousands of protesters marched through central London to demand a second Brexit Johnson ' s contradictory correspondence to the EU is bound to land him in front of a judge.

And the hardline protesters even plastered 'Love EU' stickers across a glass sculpture of the Queen in Hyde Park. 

a bunch of items that are on display in a store: Supporters of the so-called People's Vote campaign group have marched on the Palace of Westminster for a mass rally which has drawn tens of thousands from across the UK © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Supporters of the so-called People's Vote campaign group have marched on the Palace of Westminster for a mass rally which has drawn tens of thousands from across the UK The Metropolitan Police was braced for the large-scale demonstration and were pictured separating a heated exchange between Remain activists and a pro-Brexit counter-protest. 

Today's rally was organised by the pro-Remain group as a last-gasp effort to persuade MPs to vote against Mr Johnson's deal and instead swing behind a fresh Brexi poll.  

On a historic day, the Commons is sitting on a Saturday for the first time since 1982 to debate Mr Johnson's eleventh-hour Brexit agreement which he struck with the bloc on Thursday.  

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MPs look set to thwart Boris Johnson ' s deal The so-called People's Vote group are gathering at of anti - Brexit protesters march on Parliament - with a Dominic Cummings effigy - to call for a Cummings was wheeled out The hardline Remain protesters plastered 'Love EU ' stickers across a

More than 50,000 people were estimated to march through London Saturday in hope of pressuring Labour MPs David Lammy and Catherine West also spoke during the rally in Parliament Square. Campaigner Luke Cooper told RT: “It’ s brilliant to see thousands of young people are mobilizing in a

a group of people looking at a cell phone: The Metropolitan Police were braced for the large-scale demonstration and were pictured separating a heated exchange between the activists and a pro-Brexit counter-protest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Metropolitan Police were braced for the large-scale demonstration and were pictured separating a heated exchange between the activists and a pro-Brexit counter-protest

Brexiteers were also out in force for a counter-protest, but their numbers were dwarfed by the hoardes of Remainers, who counted London Mayor Sadiq Khan among their ranks. 

He will be joined by shadow chancellor John McDonnell - a late convert to back a second referendum - who will address the crowds outside Parliament this afternoon.  

Who is Mr Broccoli?

a man standing next to a bicycle © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

Mr Broccoli, the bizarre Animal Rebellion activist who dressed as a vegetable in London and for a television interview with Piers Morgan, has been unmasked as a carpenter from Bristol. a group of people flying a kite in front of a crowd: Pro-EU supporters waving flags of the bloc's 28 member states flock to Hyde Park before they march on Parliament where MPs are debating © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Pro-EU supporters waving flags of the bloc's 28 member states flock to Hyde Park before they march on Parliament where MPs are debating

Married Roland Everson, 46, a business owner, is a member of Animal Rebellion - a vegan offshoot of the Extinction Rebellion movement that has brought chaos to London and cities around the world with their 'Autumn Uprising' this month.

Johnson bids to fast-track Brexit bill through Commons in three days

  Johnson bids to fast-track Brexit bill through Commons in three days The Government wants the Bill to complete its Commons passage on Thursday.Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg told MPs debate on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) would start on Tuesday with ministers hoping to get it through all its Commons stages by Thursday.

Mr Johnson has told EU Council President Donald Tusk that he will now send a letter seeking the delay . MPs had been geared up for a make-or-break vote on Mr Johnson ' s Brexit deal on the first The voting took place as thousands of anti - Brexit demonstrators marched on Westminster.

The UK may not now leave the EU on 29 March , if EU member states agree to grant a delay . Most Conservative MPs voted against delaying Brexit - including seven cabinet members - meaning Mrs As a delay was passed by Parliament , I want to see deal agreed ASAP so we can minimise to short

Mr Everson also uses the equally strange moniker 'Lunchy Munchy' and is a senior member of the 'Friendsnotfood' group in the West Country.  Stephen McGann, Patrick Stewart, Lindsay Burton posing for a photo in front of a sign: Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart led the People's Vote march on Parliament to persuade MPs to swing behind a second Brexit referendum © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart led the People's Vote march on Parliament to persuade MPs to swing behind a second Brexit referendum

As of Saturday morning, more than £500,000 has been donated to support the protest, and cross-party politicians are calling on people to get involved.

More than 170 coaches from around Britain were due to arrive in London today taking people to the march.  a group of people in front of a large crowd watching: Aerial shots lay bare the enormous mass of Remain demonstrators who have flooded on to the streets for the anti-Brexit protest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Aerial shots lay bare the enormous mass of Remain demonstrators who have flooded on to the streets for the anti-Brexit protest

Claiming to be the only way to 'save the country', the People's Vote campaign claims that the 'only way to break the deadlock in Parliament, legitimise the outcome and allow us all to talk about something else, is to give the people the final say'.  a couple of people that are talking to each other: Politicians, celebrities and even the stalwart eco-warrior known as Mr Broccoli (pictured) are set to join the thousands of Europhiles which are expected to turn out in their thousands © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Politicians, celebrities and even the stalwart eco-warrior known as Mr Broccoli (pictured) are set to join the thousands of Europhiles which are expected to turn out in their thousands

Mr Khan wrote in The Independent on Friday: 'I'll be joining hundreds of thousands of people in London to make sure our message is heard loud and clear over the jeers and sneers in the House of Commons.'

General Election looming to try to sort out Brexit

  General Election looming to try to sort out Brexit Three years after the UK voted to leave the EU and finally, Boris Johnson pulled off something that had felt impossible. He got MPs to back, in principle, a Brexit deal. It was undoubtedly a big moment in parliamentary history.But as ever with Brexit nothing is simple. This was just the first hurdle on the road to getting a deal across the line in Parliament and Mr Johnson's government fell at the next, MPs rejecting his breakneck timetable to convert the Brexit deal into law.Mr Johnson took the glass-half-full approach to it all, as he told MPs it was "welcome, even joyful" that MPs had voted for his deal.

Liberal Democrat MP Luciana Berger also told voters to 'let the Prime Minister know what you think'.

People's Vote organisers are also asking people to sign a letter to Boris Johnson, EU leaders, MPs, and MEPs, asking them to allow 'the chance to check whether we want to proceed with Brexit'. a group of people standing in front of a crowd: The People's Vote march clashed with a Brexiteer counter-protest. The Metropolitan Police were braced for the large-scale demonstration and many officers were pictured on the roads of the capital © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The People's Vote march clashed with a Brexiteer counter-protest. The Metropolitan Police were braced for the large-scale demonstration and many officers were pictured on the roads of the capital

In an email to supporters this morning, 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.

'Add your name to the letter now and send a message to the powerful.' a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Remain activists draped in EU flags gather at Park Lane ahead of the march on Parliament to persuade MPs to thwart Mr Johnson's deal © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Remain activists draped in EU flags gather at Park Lane ahead of the march on Parliament to persuade MPs to thwart Mr Johnson's deal

James McGrory, director of the People's Vote campaign said ahead of the protest that the government should heed the anger of pro-Europeans and hold another referendum on EU membership.

He said: 'This new deal bears no resemblance to what people were promised and so it is only right that the public deserve another chance to have their say.' a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Scottish Pro remain protesters gather in Hyde Park to march to Parliament to demand for a People's Vote and a final say © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Scottish Pro remain protesters gather in Hyde Park to march to Parliament to demand for a People's Vote and a final say

Both Tories and Labour are split over a pre-Xmas election

  Both Tories and Labour are split over a pre-Xmas election Boris Johnson on Thursday called for another general election, but in truth he knows he won't get one - yet.Still it was a clever device to distract from the admission he'd rather bury. That he will break his "do or die" promise to leave the EU on 31 October.

Campaigners are confident that the number of people on the streets will rival a similar demonstration in March, when organisers said one million people took to the streets. A rally this size would be among the largest ever in Britain. 

A GUIDE TO SUPER SATURDAY 

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The House of Commons usually sits from Monday to Thursday, and on the occasional Friday.

But today there will be an extraordinary sitting of Parliament - the first on a weekend since April 1982 - to discuss Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal.

a group of people posing for the camera: Pro-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament in London after Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered a statement in the House of Commons on his new Brexit deal © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Pro-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament in London after Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered a statement in the House of Commons on his new Brexit deal On Thursday, MPs approved a motion to hold the first weekend sitting of Parliament since the Falklands conflict.

The day will start with the PM setting out the terms of the agreement in a statement to the House which is due to begin shortly after 9.30am.

Following a lengthy debate MPs will then vote on the deal - and any amendments which are selected by Commons Speaker John Bercow - at approximately 2.30pm.

If Parliament does not vote for the agreement on Saturday, Mr Johnson faces an almighty clash over whether he will request a further Brexit delay from Brussels as he is compelled to under the Benn Act.

Stop Brexit campaigner Steve Bray was preparing for the second referendum march as MPs arrived for the Saturday sitting in the House of Commons.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Protestors take part in an anti-Brexit, Let Us Be Heard march on Old Park Lane as they head to Parliament Square in London © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Protestors take part in an anti-Brexit, Let Us Be Heard march on Old Park Lane as they head to Parliament Square in London The 50-year-old from Port Talbot, South Wales, has been protesting outside Parliament every day that it has been sitting for the past 25 months.

A pro-Brexit protester with a loud speaker approached later approached him shouting 'Traitor!' But Mr Bray said protesting against Brexit is his passion.

He said: 'We scraped the bottom of the barrel with this Prime Minister.' Meanwhile, Brexit supporters are due to take to the streets in Manchester on Saturday.

The 'march for democracy'' will take place near Manchester Cathedral, organised by Leavers of Greater Manchester. 

In London, Hannah Barton, 56, a cider maker from central England, who was draped in an EU flag said: 'I am incensed that we are not being listened to. 

a group of people standing in front of a large crowd of people: Campaigners are confident that the number of people on the streets will rival a similar demonstration in March, when organisers said one million people took to the streets © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Campaigners are confident that the number of people on the streets will rival a similar demonstration in March, when organisers said one million people took to the streets 'Nearly all the polls show that now people want to remain in the EU. We feel that we are voiceless.' 

In one side street near Parliament, a group of demonstrators with bells strapped to their legs and wielding sticks performed a traditional English morris dance and chanted: 'Morris, not Boris!' to cheers from onlookers.

One of the dancers, Kate Fisher, says 'demos that are fun and joyful are more effective.' 

Sarah Spoor, who cares for her two children with disabilities, choked back tears as she said she is 'distraught' at the prospect of Britain leaving the EU. 

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