The extension of Article 50 has wrong-footed the March to Leave protest, which will now arrive in London fourteen days early.
The 14-day march, organised by the Leave Means Leave campaign and supported from the comfort of his own home by Nigel Farage, started in Sunderland last Saturday and was scheduled to arrive in London on March 29th to coincide with the UK leaving the EU.
March organisers are reported to have been exasperated last night after the EU granted Theresa May a 14-day extension to Article 50, meaning that they will now arrive in London two weeks early.
John Longworth, chairman of Leave Means Leave and one of the march leaders said:
“This is bloody typical, we gave the government a clear mandate to leave on the 29th of March and now the EU stick their oar in and move the bloody date. This is exactly what we’ve been saying all along.
“What are we supposed to do now eh? I’ve got a hundred people here, out in the cold and rain, marching for what they believe in, and now we’ll arrive in London early because of some bureaucrat in Brussels.”
Following a brief call to Nigel Farage it was decided that the march should circle London, following the route of the M25, until April the 12th when he’ll join them in Parliament Square as planned.
“I only hope May can get her deal through parliament next week,” said Longworth “None of us are getting any younger and I don’t want to be traipsing round the M25 until the 22nd of May.”