The entire country is in the grips of a heatwave right now. Movement is laboured, thoughts are slower and it feels like everyone is currently en route to a beer garden.

Imagine what that heat is like in central London, when you’re surrounded by 100,000 angry people.

That’s where I was on Saturday — joined by ordinary citizens from across the length and the breadth of the United Kingdom, calling for a peoples’ vote on the Brexit deal.

Whether you voted Leave or Remain, we can all agree — Brexit is a big deal, and it’s not a done deal.

What was really striking for me when speaking to different punters who came to London last Saturday — from different places with different reasons — was that they all shared a couple of things in common.

Firstly, whatever their politics — and all parties were represented at the march — they believed that the negotiations were going badly. Theresa May is unable to make key decisions and be honest with the British people about Brexit, not least because she will be castigated by Boris, Rees-Mogg and company. The worst example of this is NHS investment. Funded by a non-existent Brexit dividend that was announced by the prime minister and attacked by the unimpeachable IFS, it finally got scuppered by the chancellor.

People know that there are new facts emerging. No one voted to pay a 40 million pound divorce bill from Europe, or to make our country poorer. I doubt anyone voted for a hard border in Ireland, or to slow down trade with the rest of the world. Yet all of this looks but certain under our current trajectory.

Finally, there is a sense which there hasn’t been before that Brexit is not inevitable, and that the public have every right to demand a people’s vote on the final Brexit deal.

There was a real sense of injustice from those in the crowd on Friday. Young people who’s futures have been thrown off a cliff edge. Medical staff unsure over the future of their NHS. Families and friends who didn’t like what leaving the EU meant for their jobs, prospects, and what it said about our country.

And the wider public agree with us. Survation recently released polling which showed the the public back a people’s vote 2 to 1. This is no longer a fringe issue. The parties, people of all backgrounds with a majority in public support, are all saying that Brexit isn’t a done deal.

Whilst Brexit feels like the heatwave — overbearing and unbearable — it’s not. The sun is setting on the United Kingdom, and we’ve set the weather.

I attended the 100,000 strong march: Here is why a #PeoplesVote on Brexit is important

This is why For our Future’s Sake was set up. A youth- and student-led campaign calling for a people’s vote on the Brexit deal. Brexit isn’t inevitable.

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