People's Vote march doesn't represent the majority, Farage tells 200 people
PUBLISHED: 10:51 23 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:58 24 March 2019
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Today's mass People's Vote march doesn't represent the majority of British people, Nigel Farage has told a rally of 200 people in a pub car park.
The former Ukip leader joined the March to Leave in Linby, Nottinghamshire, telling the tiny crowd of supporters in the car park of the Horse and Groom pub that Theresa May had reduced the nation “to a state of humiliation”.
The march started in Sunderland a week ago and organisers hope to arrive in London on the original Brexit day of March 29. It has been marked by small numbers, with Farage himself only lasting around an hour and a half before going to the pub.
Speaking from the top of an open-top bus, Farage said those gathering for the People’s Vote march in London were not the majority, before leading the crowds through the village.
He said: “What has happened this week is not only a national humiliation but it is an outright betrayal, because Mrs May now tells us we’re not leaving next Friday despite telling us over a hundred times that we would be, despite putting a piece of law in place supported by 500 MPs.
“So there is something going on here that I believe to be one of the saddest chapters in the history of our nation and we will not take this lying down.”
Farage said he believed that, if there was another referendum, Leave would win by an even bigger margin.
And asked about the March to Leave supporters being considerably outnumbered today by the People’s Vote March in London, he pointed to the 200 plus cheering marchers gathered in a pub car park and said: “There are 17.4 million here, can’t you see them?”.
Farage took to the top of a double-decker open-top bus to address the small gathering before leading them off on their trek to Beeston, also in Nottinghamshire.
He told the marchers: “What a week it’s been. I was hoping to spend more time with you on the march this week but I’ve been in Brussels watching a British prime minister reducing our nation in the eyes of the world to the state of humiliation.
“Worse than that, the gap that’s now opened up between the people and the politicians is such that, despite everything we were told in the referendum, everything we were told in general election manifestos, every promise that was made when 498 MPs voted for article 50 which said we leave on March 29 with or without a deal, the prime minister signalled that we will not be leaving this Friday.
“And that means this March to Leave could not be better timed.”