Wooferendum protest warns that Brexit is a ‘dog’s dinner’

Dogs sitting on a dinner table are served with dog food during an anti-brexit event billed as "the b

Dogs sitting on a dinner table are served with dog food during an anti-brexit event billed as "the biggest dog's dinner in history" at Victoria Tower Gardens, near the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Giant cans of 'Pedigree Chump' and dog-sized dining tables were set up on Victoria Tower Gardens for a unique anti-Brexit protest.

Fox terrier Celeste sits on a dinner table during an anti-brexit event billed as "the biggest dog's

Fox terrier Celeste sits on a dinner table during an anti-brexit event billed as "the biggest dog's dinner in history" at Victoria Tower Gardens, near the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Dogs and their owners gathered in Westminster to take part in an anti-Brexit 'dog's dinner' demonstration, where a 'recipe for disaster' was on the menu.

With parliament as a backdrop, waiters attended to the hungry hounds as they sat down for dinner at tables laid out with candles, plates, cutlery and drinks bottles.

Billed as 'the world's biggest dog's dinner', the event was organised by Wooferendum, that is campaigning for a People's Vote.

Founder Daniel Elkan said: 'The whole campaign is dogs barking for the people.

Chihuahua Cookie with owner Alex during an anti-brexit event billed as "the biggest dog's dinner in

Chihuahua Cookie with owner Alex during an anti-brexit event billed as "the biggest dog's dinner in history" at Victoria Tower Gardens, near the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire


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'The country is in such dire straits with Brexit at the moment. It's a shambles. That's why we're doing a dog's dinner.

'We think the country should be given a chance to think again.'

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Melkan said he hoped the event would persuade people unhappy with Brexit to engage in the public debate.

'Our politicians are trying to drive us to this cliff edge and threaten us with a no-deal Brexit. It's outrageous. We can't let this happen' he said.

Dogs sit on a giant dog food can during an anti-brexit event billed as "the biggest dog's dinner in

Dogs sit on a giant dog food can during an anti-brexit event billed as "the biggest dog's dinner in history" at Victoria Tower Gardens, near the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

'This is the country barking back. Every one of these dogs, I believe, represents thousands of people who are really upset about what's going on.'

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The campaign recieved support from politicians across the political divide.

Fox terrier Celeste sits on a dinner table during an anti-brexit event billed as "the biggest dog's

Fox terrier Celeste sits on a dinner table during an anti-brexit event billed as "the biggest dog's dinner in history" at Victoria Tower Gardens, near the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

Ian Murray, MP for Edinburgh South, said: 'I may not be the MP for Barking but I do know that Britain is heading for a dog's dinner of a Brexit.'

Rosie Duffield, MP for Canterbury, said: 'If only Theresa May's Brexit negotiations was just a shaggy dog story.'

She added: 'It's time to come off the leash, block a no-deal Brexit and give the people the final say.'

Dogs sit on a dinner table during an anti-brexit event billed as "the biggest dog's dinner in histor

Dogs sit on a dinner table during an anti-brexit event billed as "the biggest dog's dinner in history" at Victoria Tower Gardens, near the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

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