Kate Hoey said Nigel Farage’s March to Leave was ‘never planned to be a mass march’ – 11 favourite takedowns
You might have noticed there weren’t too many similarities between the march in London at the weekend in favour of a second EU referendum, and Nigel Farage’s ‘March to Leave’ from Sunderland to London.
March to Leave vs March to Remain pic.twitter.com/TBmo7dPFtm
— Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) March 23, 2019
Just to bring home the point, here’s the march in London.
And, er, the Brexit march.
this Brexit March is *fantastic* pic.twitter.com/PgRbUfW6Lu
— Chris Deerin (@chrisdeerin) March 16, 2019
Anyway, Brexit-loving Labour MP Kate Hoey says people who are taking the piss out of the March to Leave – and there are many – are missing the point. Totally missing the point.
The #MarchToLeave was never planned to be a mass march -75 core marchers joined at various points by others – a symbolic march to hilight betrayal of a Remain Parliament of the referendum https://t.co/j453W16W2E
— Kate Hoey (@KateHoeyMP) March 23, 2019
Well, it’s definitely one way of looking at it, no doubt about that.
Except it didn’t seem to be the way Nigel Farage was looking at it before it started.
We're marching from Sunderland to London to tell the Westminster elite we will not be betrayed over Brexit. Get your walking boots on! pic.twitter.com/td1RFpbtwQ
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) February 28, 2019
Or Leave Means Leave founder Richard Tice.
— 941 Bastards (@john3ners) March 23, 2019
These 11 responses pretty much nail it.
So why did no one say that from the outset? You're just phoning it in now. https://t.co/Yc4l0XcHLR
— Steve Peers (@StevePeers) March 23, 2019
Same with my 18th birthday party.
I didn’t want lassies & mates having a good time.
I wanted to watch Hart to Hart with my Mum & Dad pic.twitter.com/HF0kTG5Tig
— joe heenan (@joeheenan) March 25, 2019
The march in London was the same, we only wanted 75 core marchers too, it’s just symbolic you know, to highlight the betrayal of a corrupt parliament trying to force the results of a corrupt referendum on us. But hey some of our mates turned up, mates are mates gotta love ’em 🙂
— Jake Blues #FBPE (@JakeBlu23285817) March 23, 2019
I get it. I think Trump just wanted a symbolic presence at his inauguration too. 😉 https://t.co/Zgj9e6FKki
— Michael🌱 Ⓥ #FBPE (@changed_gear) March 23, 2019
— John Rain (@MrKenShabby) March 23, 2019
Me explaining to the Arts Council why I didn’t hit my engagement targets https://t.co/NyyuM9Ljgw
— Vinay Patel Is Not At Home (@VinayPatel) March 23, 2019
Dear Kate – the March For A People's vote was symbolic also. For every marcher at least another 20 who could not go – like me – wished to be there. In fact a million turned up which makes your 75 look bollocks and our symbolic No. about 20 million. But who's counting eh? https://t.co/fzGyfZCr7T
— Mike Harding #FBPE (@HardingMike) March 23, 2019
LOL. Then maybe you could just organize a „symbolic“ Brexit as well and be done with it? A huge party on 12 April and back to reality the day after? https://t.co/y3VyNBgnBp
— Helene von Bismarck (@HeleneBismarck) March 23, 2019
Symbolic of how few people give a shit.
— Cyrus Bales (@CyrusBales) March 23, 2019
"Lads, let's have a mass march to protest the betrayal of Brexit. A big, imposing throng of thousands."
"I've a better idea. Let's restrict it to a few dozen people wandering along remote A-roads."
"Actually yes, that's brilliant. And this is totally a choice we are making." https://t.co/MaFlbKN8JP
— Andrew Mueller (@andrew_mueller) March 23, 2019
The People’s Vote march was never planned to be a mass march but a million people just turned up!
— Steve Bray #FBPE #StopBrexit #RevokeArticle50 (@snb19692) March 23, 2019
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