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Put it to the people march - are you going?

(221 Posts)
grannyactivist Sat 02-Mar-19 15:39:31

Just wondering how many grans will be in London on March 23rd? We've just booked our train tickets; I'm not called grannyactivist for nothing! grin

Charleygirl5 Sat 02-Mar-19 16:04:09

I live in London but I am not physically able to march anywhere.

MaizieD Sat 02-Mar-19 16:05:53

Not being critical, grannyactivist, but this was mentioned a few days ago:

www.gransnet.com/forums/news_and_politics

Yes, I'm going with a Gnet friend. Trains booked. Pity we can't arrange a Gnet meetup 😀

grannyactivist Sat 02-Mar-19 16:17:44

MaizieD Ooops! I missed that thread - it seems to have come and gone before I could spot it. There are already twelve coaches booked from Devon and I know a great many people (like us) who are making their way to the march independently.

Luckygirl Sat 02-Mar-19 16:30:04

Would that it were all so simple.

Put what to the people is the critical question.

The referendum was a straight in/out vote with no proper parameters (min. margin/turnout). We do not want another one of these. Nor do we want black and white campaigns as before - we need impartial information on which to make a decision.

And be careful what you wish for.........the far right is likely to try and hijack another referendum and polarise the UK even more.

Bandwagons are tempting, but dangerous.

Jalima1108 Sat 02-Mar-19 16:45:46

Put what to the people is the critical question.
Luckygirl DH and I had this discussion the other day and decided that it could get so complicated neither of us thought it was a good idea.
The list got longer and longer and was just unfeasible.

Jane10 Sat 02-Mar-19 16:50:39

I agree with Jalima1108!

RosieLeah Sat 02-Mar-19 17:05:40

If we do have another referendum, we will all have to think carefully before putting our little cross on. It is bound to be worded in such a way, that wherever we put our cross, we will be voting to remain in the EU. Then Mrs May will breath a sigh of relief that her delaying tactics have worked.

MaizieD Sat 02-Mar-19 17:16:57

I'm sure you, and several thousand other Leavers could, with your intimate knowledge of the workings of the EU and your vastly superior negotiating skills, could have done much better, Rosie.

Jane10 Sat 02-Mar-19 18:10:41

MaizieD grin

GabriellaG54 Sat 02-Mar-19 18:16:24

No. Absolutely not. I voted leave and I expect my wishes to be carried out as we 'won' if one can put it that way.

FlexibleFriend Sat 02-Mar-19 18:21:23

I also live in London but I'm not going I also voted Leave and whilst I hope that's what happens I very much doubt it will.

crystaltipps Sat 02-Mar-19 18:26:19

Deffo 👍 I’ll be there

EllanVannin Sat 02-Mar-19 18:35:10

I'm Remaining where I am-----too much to lose if we Leave.

Day6 Sat 02-Mar-19 18:42:53

I'm sure you, and several thousand other Leavers could, with your intimate knowledge of the workings of the EU and your vastly superior negotiating skills, could have done much better, Rosie

Why the sarcasm MaizieD?

Surely exactly the same could be said of Remainers? I know many who when asked why they want to stay have no real answers, nor can they explain the orkings of the EU to me.

I asked Remainer friends why they wanted to stay in the EU, handcuffed to Brussels and most came up with "Better the Devil you know".

That's not good enough, is it? Fear...?

Unless of course Remainers can see into the future...hmm

Day6 Sat 02-Mar-19 18:49:52

Oh, and one 'mature' student I asked replied "WEll it's aout human rights, isn't it?"

He sounded very confident. "So, how exactly will the human rights we have now be effected?"

His response was, to put it politely, pathetic. I pointed out to him we no longer live in the dark ages, we are enlightened (so don't really need Belgians, French, Germans, Italians, Slovenians, Estonians, etc, etc, etc" to tell us ho to live) and a nation known throughout the world for tolerance and fairness.

He seemed to have a real downer on the UK. We are a lost cause without being in a union with many desperately poor and unsettled European countries. No praise for the people of these islands. I find that in a lot of Remainers , sadly. sad

varian Sat 02-Mar-19 19:08:41

This is a brilliant country and will continue to be great as long as we remain in the EU. Of course that is worth marching for. I'll be there.

GrandmaKT Sat 02-Mar-19 19:49:27

I would have been there, but will be out of the country. Gabriella I don't know how anyone can talk about having 'won' the referendum now - surely this current mess isn't what any leavers voted for?

lemongrove Sat 02-Mar-19 20:04:10

Of course nobody voted for a mess, who realised at that time that MP’s having agreed to take us out of the EU would then turn round and do their level best to vote any deal down and try and overturn the results.
Mind you, even they aren’t such fools as to actually agree to a second referendum.

Enjoy the march Remainer Gransnetters,there will be oodles of self righteousness to be enjoyed and lashings of
High horse proclaimings.....hope it keeps fine for you!wink

NanKate Sat 02-Mar-19 20:23:16

I voted to leave. The Referendum result was to leave, so in my mind that means leave. 👉

Alima Sat 02-Mar-19 20:37:13

No.

GrannyGravy13 Sat 02-Mar-19 21:26:47

Sorry gransnetters I will be on a beach in the Caribbean.

Anniebach Sat 02-Mar-19 22:12:33

Wow GrannyGravy have a great time x

notanan2 Sat 02-Mar-19 22:23:56

I voted Remain but couldnt cope with another referendum. Its not that I think the first one was either legal or binding, its just that last time really brought out the worst in people and it was such a disappointing time I dont particularly want to re live that

phoenix Sat 02-Mar-19 22:30:25

Will be there in spirit, sadly not able to be there in the flesh.