I have no problem with a democratic vote that doesn't go my way. But this, the biggest decision of our lifetimes, was heavily influenced by self-serving lies from several top politicians. Google it if you want to know the background - it's too complicated to explain here. But in short, the result is an unimaginably huge mess with no plan and no funding to deal with it. So I went to the big European protest march to Parliament. Tens of thousands of people had made placards and banners to express their thoughts, some dressed up, others sang, others, like me, simply came along to join the crowd. And I hope these photos give you a feeling of how it felt to be there.
You probably won't look carefully at every picture - there are a lot - but I hope you'll read some of the placards, and get a little bit of the atmosphere of London as it is now. Please let me say that I apologise if any of the pictures are offensive to anyone. People were very engaged during this election, they came out and voted despite rotten weather, there were very valid reasons for both sides, and most of all, I believe that democracy is the best system and must be cherished. What many of the placards at the march reflected, was dismay and anger at the lack of respect for honesty and democracy shown in the campaign. As one of the posters said, "Democracy and Lies don't Mix" and that - plus a great outpouring of love for European ways - about sums it up.
This statue of Churchill below had an EU balloon, not sure he'd have appreciated it.....
Eton mess is a kind of dessert with strawberries. But PM David Cameron, Boris Johnson (the blond one) and Chancellor George Osborne went to Eton and Oxford, where they were all apparently in the Bullingdon Club, a dining club of incredibly rich young men who dress in tuxedos, (as you see at the bottom) go out to dinner together, then wreck the restaurant, throw money on the floor to pay for it, so the owner has to go on hands and knees to pick it up.
People had come from all over the place.
This was my favourite of all