Dogs and their owners march against barking mad Brexit
Updated: Mar 13, 2019
Hundreds of dogs went for ‘walkies’ in Westminster on Sunday afternoon as their owners united in opposition to Britain’s departure from the EU, but was it worth it?
Actor Peter Egan, political writer Alastair Campbell and Stella Creasy, MP
attended the march on 7 October and although the Wooferendum attracted
international media attention, the project is yet to reach its crowdfunding
target of £7850.
Since the 2016 vote, many people have donated money to stop Brexit.
Individual millionaires, such as George Soros, have donated hundreds of
thousands of pounds, while the Liberal Democrat’s ‘exit from Brexit’
campaign has raised nearly a million pounds and the People's Vote is
rallying support for another vote on the final Brexit deal.
Daniel Elkin, founder of the Wooferendum, said: “When I started this a year
ago it seemed Brexit could not be stopped but we are in a very different
situation now thanks to people who have given up their time and even their
jobs to campaign for Brexit.”
The Wooferendum marchers backed the wider campaign for a ‘people’s
vote’ on the final deal and want to raise awareness for the People's Vote
march on 20 October.
Theresa May rejected the possibility of a second referendum in a speech
at the Tory party conference, dismissing it as a ‘politician’s vote’ rather than
a ‘people’s vote’.
Alastair Campbell, the political writer who attended the march with his five-
month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy, Skye, said: “My Dad was
a vet, I have got the cutest pet on the planet and I’m here to tell you how to
“You win fights by never giving in and never giving up.”
Much like a dog with a bone, Mr Campbell added: “Brexit is a project of the
right, for the right, by the right, of the Brexit elite, for the Brexit elite, by the
Dogs taking part in the march were encouraged to urinate on photos of
Brexiteers including the former foreign minister Boris Johnson and former
UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
The March for the People's Vote will start on Park Lane at midday on 20