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Flags and speeches outside the Houses of Parliament

Posted On: Mar 29, 2019   |   Posted By: Urban Sketchers

Flags and speeches outside the Houses of Parliament

The UK should have left the European Union today, 29 March 2019, but it hasn't worked out like that. We still don't know when that may be - 12 April? 22 May? - or even if it may happen at all. May may have resigned in a matter of days, or May may not. "May", in all its senses, has been hanging over us for years. As each new twist has unfolded, the BBC Parliament channel has become our regular evening viewing, a political drama with no sign of a happy ending. The atmosphere outside parliament is electric and expectant, as leading characters from all sides head by foot between the temporary TV studios and the Palace of Westminster across the road.
On Saturday's march for a second referendum what was particularly striking, apart from the huge turnout of an estimated 1 million plus, was the easygoing politeness. There was passion and strong views, but expressed with wit and often understated humour (Fromage, not Farage, and Make Politics Boring Again read...

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