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We went on a protest
I really have to stop obsessing about Brexit. I'm wasting too much time reading political anti-Brexit pages and posts on Facebook and reading discussions on Twitter. Brexit is like watching a slow motion train crash, one which is likely to seriously damage the country's future, so it's hard to look away. I do have a feeling that things are coming to a head. There's probably nothing one insignificant player like myself can do now, we'll just have to wait and see how things play out, but we did go to the march and protest outside the Labour Party conference in Liverpool.

There were three big demos planned for the autumn, Labour and Tory Party conferences in Liverpool and Birmingham respectively, and the really big march planned for 20th October in London. We've already done one big London demo this year and because we live in the back of beyond, it costs in hotel bills and train fares to attend. In the end, we decided that two extra bodies in Liverpool was our best contribution, especially as the Labour Party could be the way of stopping the insanity.

So we went and stayed the night in Chester on the Saturday. We had a nice walk around the city walls before eating dinner in the hotel. Next morning, we caught the train to Liverpool and joined in the protest. Some pictures...

A People's Vote, For the many

Labour Against Brexit

Nearing the end of the speeches

EU hat selfie

Welsh and EU flags

Current Mood: determined determined

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tx_cronopio From: tx_cronopio Date: September 26th, 2018 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
How lovely to see your smiling face! Love the hat!

Yeah, I hear ya --- same here with Trump, some weeks I just have to check out, I cannot be superangry ALL THE TIME, it's too exhausting.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: September 26th, 2018 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always thought I had a quick temper, quick to anger but it never lasted long. Brexit has made me realise I can maintain a slow, simmering anger for months at a time. It is exhausting though and I need to take a couple of steps back.
tx_cronopio From: tx_cronopio Date: September 26th, 2018 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha! Trust me, I completely understand!
sartorias From: sartorias Date: September 26th, 2018 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good for you! I totally sympathize, as we helplessly watch our own train wreck.
lab_jazz From: lab_jazz Date: September 27th, 2018 11:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I can understand why a lot of people in England are feeling a great amount of stress over the Brexit situation.

Nice to see a photo of you
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: September 27th, 2018 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful photos!

Slow motion train crash is right... But at least you have been taking action, making your voice count. Whereas I'm just stunned by the immense awfulness of it all. Perhaps I should find out if anyone round here is organising a coach to London for next month's protest.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: October 7th, 2018 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Replying a bit belatedly due to being away for a week in Mid Wales.

There are coaches running from all parts of the UK. As I said above, we've decided to pass on the big London march because I've done 3 protest marches this year and there is a limit to how much we can spend on protesting. But it is an amazing experience, so if you have a chance to go, then everyone is very friendly and positive and determined.
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