Nigel Farage begins 200 mile 'Brexit betrayal' march

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage begins the march in Sunderland

Saturday, March 16, 2019

A two-week long march from Sunderland to Westminster has begun, led by former UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

The March to Leave has been organised in protest at a perceived Brexit "betrayal", and will culminate in a mass rally in London's Parliament Square.

Despite urging Brexit-backers to get involved in the march, Farage said he would not be walking the full 200 miles.



The event has been arranged by the Leave Means Leave campaign to call for Britain to leave the EU without a deal.

The campaign's website offers tickets for "core marchers" for £50, which includes fully-paid accomodation, breakfast and dinner for the duration of the event. These have now sold out.

Andrea Jenkyns MP shared a selfie en route to the march

Angry rows have already broken out at the start of the march, with several anti-Brexit protesters assembling.

As Mr Farage arrived, a flare was set off with the EU colours, with shouts of "exit Brexit" emanating form the counter-protesters.


Twelve billboards

It is understood that two two advertising vans made by the anti-Brexit campaign Led By Donkeys will also be following the march.

The group have also covered 12 billboards in Sunderland with optimistic tweets about Brexit posted by politicians.

One billboard features a tweet by Farage, saying: "If Brexit is a disaster I will go and live abroad, I'll go and live somewhere else."