Sit, stay! Hundreds of dogs march on Parliament with their owners to demand another Brexit referendum
-Protesters are descending on Parliament today for the ‘wooferendum’ march
-They are trying to pile pressure on the PM to put her final deal to a public vote
-Nigel Farage dismissed the demonstration as a ‘bizarre stunt’ led by ‘remoaners’
Several hundred anti-Brexit protesters are marching on Parliament today with their dogs to demand a second referendum.
Pet owners have taken to the streets with their pooches for the ‘Wooferendum’ demonstration to try to pile more pressure on Theresa May over the crunch talks.
They are ramping up their efforts to try to force the Government to put whatever Brexit deal it thrashes out with the EU to a public vote.
It comes as Nicola Sturgeon today said the SNP will back a second Brexit referendum vote if it comes to Parliament.
Dog owners, including Tony Blair’s former spin chief Alistair Campbell, marched through central London for today’s rally.
Peter Egan and MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy were among those who spoke at the rally, which ended in Parliament Square.
Mr Egan, who has five rescue dogs, said: “I think all the attention that can be brought to the question of Brexit, whether it’s light hearted like today, the better.”
The 72-year-old said animal welfare was his passion, but he decided not to bring any of his dogs with him to the march, describing them as “hooligans”.
The political commentator Alastair Campbell, who brought his five-month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy to the march, told crowds to “keep fighting” for a people’s vote.
Following his speech to the rally Mr Campbell, 61, said: “It’s a very British sort of thing – people love their animals and there are serious animal welfare concerns with Brexit, but the reason I wanted to come is that I do think the people’s vote has got to happen.”
He said that politicians were “scared” of having a people’s vote on the outcome of Brexit negotiations.
Mr Campbell said: “They know the will of the people is changing, if Theresa May can’t even unite her party around this vision of Brexit, how is she going to unite the country.”
Tiffany Haynes, 32, a dog walker from London, took Welsh Collie Megan with her to the march.
She said: “I think this is a nice idea for a protest, it’s a clever way of doing it because dogs make light of politics and bring people together.
“People can relate to each other more with their dogs.”
Political writer Alastair Campbell brought his five-month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy Skye to the march.
Mr Campbell, 61, said it was her “first-ever rally” and he plans to bring her to the “People’s Vote March” on October 20.
He said: “It’s a very British sort of thing – people love their animals and there are serious animal welfare concerns with Brexit, but the reason I wanted to come is that I do think the people’s vote has got to happen.
“The Brexit that is now on offer is so far removed from anything that was promised and far from it being undemocratic to have a second vote, I think it’s undemocratic not to.”
David Elkan, the founder of Wooferendum, started the campaign a year ago as a “secret protest” by taking photographs of dogs with campaign signs and putting them up in public places.
He said: “So many people don’t speak out when it’s a tough, dry topic, but if people don’t [speak out] politicians don’t hear it.
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