What to Watch For in Today’s Brexit Vote: Live Updates – The New York Times
Carrying a sign reading, “No Brexit is ideal,” she acknowledged that “people have Brexit fatigue, and we need to get on with other better things. There are lots of issues that are being sidelined because people do not have the time or resources to deal with that.”
On the coming parliamentary vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deal, she said: “I hope that the deal will not pass, but I have a sinking feeling that it might. But it cannot just be a rabbit-out-of-a hat scenario. We have to know what is in the deal.”
Derek Lancaster, 70, a retired environment agency worker from Preston, in northwestern England, said: “I have a feeling that Boris Johnson’s deal will get voted down, but I think he’s aiming for that. He has done his job and got a deal, even if it does not get approved.”
“We need an election to get some strength in character in our M.P.s,” he added. “The will of the people needs to be upheld.”
Mr. Lancaster, a Conservative voter, said: “I am quite happy with no deal. It will be a bit hard for a few months and there will be a few adjustments in business and politics and the way the country is run, but we have got to accept the result of the referendum.”
Michelle and Mike Megan, both 60, have been coming from Newbury to protest outside Westminster for a few days each week since January. Carrying matching signs that urged lawmakers to get Brexit done, they stood on the edge of Parliament Square among a small “leave” contingent in a square populated largely by “remain” campaigners.
On why they had come to Westminster on Saturday, Ms. Megan said: “As a leave voter, we are here to counteract the people’s vote to remain in the E.U. Remainers are asking for a people’s vote, but the people already voted in 2016. We were told it was a once-in-a-generation referendum.”