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Around 200 People Showed Up To Set Off On Nigel Farage's Brexit March

Around 200 People Showed Up To Set Off On Nigel Farage's Brexit March

It was supposed to be a march of patriotic British people through verdant green countryside demanding action over Brexit, but it looks as if Nigel Farage's 'March To Leave' 14 day mission from Sunderland to London has been something of a washout.

In reality, a group of around 200 drenched protesters began the walk and - let's be honest - it looks pretty grim.

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Oh, and apparently Nigel Farage isn't even doing the whole 200 mile walk, despite having previously said that he would.

In reality, despite claiming on their website that their 'core marcher' tickets had sold out, only 350 people actually signed up to march. Perhaps the weather put the rest of them off?

Because this is a Brexit-related thing, there were angry scenes between supporters of both sides as counter protesters showed up to meet their 'Leave Means Leave' backed rivals.

Anyway, the protest is going to wind on down to London Town in the next two weeks.

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Farage recently said: "We're going to give a very visual demonstration of what the feeling is in this country still is, and that is to leave."

It certainly is a 'visual demonstration'. Credit: PA
It certainly is a 'visual demonstration'. Credit: PA

Well, if that visual demonstration is a load of angry blokes wandering around in the mist getting pissed wet through, despite not actually having any real need to, it's absolutely fucking perfect.

Of course, the anti-Brexit protesters will be with them every step of the way. A campaign group called Led By Donkeys is trailing the Brexiteers' trudge to the nation's capital. They've at least had the foresight to bring a van though.

Counter protesters also joined in the fun. Credit: PA
Counter protesters also joined in the fun. Credit: PA

A spokesperson for Led By Donkeys - who for obvious reasons wish to remain anonymous - said: "He's organised this march with his millionaire friends and a Westminster lobbying firm while all the time pretending this march is a grassroots thing.

"On the other hand we're a bunch of volunteer dads who've crowdfunded these vans with fivers and tenners from people around the country."

Farage and his pals, plodding along. Credit: PA
Farage and his pals, plodding along. Credit: PA

In other potent metaphor news, despite saying they are all going to march from London all the way to Sunderland, they are not actually going to march all the way to London from Sunderland.

Sure, they're going to walk a long way - sometimes up to 20 miles each day for two weeks - but they are also going to be bussed up to 30 miles at the end of each day.

Where's a bus when you need one? Credit: PA
Where's a bus when you need one? Credit: PA

If only they had a bus that they could use, right?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: uk news, brexit, UK

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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