Brexiteer mocks People’s Vote protests a day after just a dozen attend ‘Save Brexit’ rally

PUBLISHED: 14:51 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:51 17 October 2018

'Save Brexit' protesters outside Downing Street, London, ahead of a Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

'Save Brexit' protesters outside Downing Street, London, ahead of a Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

While People’s Vote campaigners prepare for one of the biggest political protests in over a decade just a dozen turned out for a ‘Save Brexit’ protest in London.

'Save Brexit' protestors outside Downing Street, London, ahead of a Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire'Save Brexit' protestors outside Downing Street, London, ahead of a Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The pro-Brexit protesters were chanting “bin the backstop” outside Downing Street as the urged Theresa May to “chuck Chequers”.

Amazingly the protest of just a dozen people received coverage on the major news channels.

One protester told the BBC: “She’s wasted time, we just have to get out and get out now.”

Another said: “We want the government finally to save Brexit because it is all a mess.”

The event comes ahead of the People’s Vote March in London which will be the biggest march against Brexit yet - and one of the biggest protests in London in over a decade.

Despite the small numbers at the pro-Brexit protest, Tory MP and Brexiteer Peter Bone attacked the People’s Vote march as a “waste of time” driven by a “very small group of hard-line Remainers.”

'Save Brexit' protestors outside Downing Street, London, ahead of a Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire'Save Brexit' protestors outside Downing Street, London, ahead of a Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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