Home / Featured / As Brexit stalls, supporters protest betrayal of their dream
As Brexit stalls, supporters protest betrayal of their dream

As Brexit stalls, supporters protest betrayal of their dream

(AP Photo/Jean Francois Badias). Former U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) leader and member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage holds a U.K. flag during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, March 13, 2…

By JILL LAWLESS
Associated Press

SUNDERLAND, England (AP) – With Britain’s departure from the European Union likely to be put on hold, some Brexit supporters fear their dream is dying.

Hard-core Brexiteers led by former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage are setting out on a two-week “Leave Means Leave” march between northern England and London, accusing politicians of “betraying the will of the people.”

It’s due to end at Parliament on March 29, the day the U.K. was supposed to leave.

Protesters plan to set out Saturday from Sunderland, which is 270 miles (434 kilometers) north of London that voted by 61-39 percent in 2016 to leave the EU.

Almost three years later, U.K. lawmakers remain deadlocked over the government’s Brexit deal. Parliament voted this week to seek to delay Britain’s departure until at least June 30.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Click here for the original article.

Leave a Reply

[userpro template=view]