Protesters bring their dogs to call for a second referendum to avoid ‘Brexit dog’s dinner’
By Jessica Kane on Tuesday, March 12, 2019
On Sunday dogs dressed in EU colours and their owners gathered outside Westminster to take part in an anti-Brexit “dog’s dinner”.
The event was organised by Wooferendum, a campaign group supporting calls for a second referendum.
Founder Daniel Elkan told Sky News, “Today we’re trying to organise the biggest dog’s dinner ever – I think we’ve failed because that’s happening over there in parliament”
The dog’s dinner was held at Victoria Tower Gardens with Parliament as the backdrop and the pets could choose their food from a menu, which included ‘a recipe for disaster’. Waiters were also seen serving hungry canines giant cans of dog food labelled “Brexit Dog’s Dinner” as they sat around dog-sized dining tables laid out with candles, plates, and cutlery and drinks bottles.
Elkan said he hoped the event would persuade people unhappy with Brexit to engage in the public debate. He stated “This is the country barking back. Every one of these dogs, I believe, represents thousands of people who are really upset about what’s going on.”
The Wooferendum campaign has also received support from MPs. Rosie Duffield, MP for Canterbury, said: ‘It’s time to come off the leash, block a no-deal Brexit and give the people the final say.’
Additionally, Ian Murray, MP for Edinburgh South, commented: ‘I may not be the MP for Barking but I do know that Britain is heading for a dog’s dinner of a Brexit.’