Nigel Farage to march 260 miles for Brexit

Nigel Farage

Friday, March 1, 2019

Nigel Farage will lead a 260-mile march from Sunderland to London to protest the Government’s Brexit position.

Departing from the first city to return a Leave vote in the referendum, the 14-day march will arrive in the capital on March 29, the scheduled day of Brexit.

The Leave Means Leave campaign have organised the march to protest the Government “betraying the British people over Brexit.”



Mr Farage said: “"All of us who want Britain to be a great country once again accept that we must be prepared to stand up for what we believe in and fight for our independence."

“Let’s fight back against those who betray the greatest democratic exercise in the history of our nation.”

A spokesperson for the Brexit Party, to which Mr Farage has given his official endorsement, said they "wholeheartedly" encouraged its members to join the march to encourage the government to "get on with delivering the proper Brexit they promised."

Supporters can sign up to be ‘Core Marchers’ for £50, receiving food, drink, accommodation and official March to Leave kit.

Different marchers are expected to take part in each leg of the route, which will take supporters to leave-voting strongholds such as Hartlepool and Pontefract, and across the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The march will culminate in a mass rally from Chiswick to Parliament Square, in what the March to Leave website describes as “one last push to tell the Westminster elite they must not betray Brexit.”

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran said: “This is another ludicrous idea from Britain’s best-known charlatan.

“A 14-day march sounds rough, especially one led by Nigel Farage. He’ll march his troops to the top of the hill where he’ll ask them to drive off the no deal cliff edge.”