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Boris Johnson suffers huge blow after Brexit defeat: Live updates

Outside Parliament on Wednesday evening, James Mann, a 24-year-old accountant, said that while he voted to remain in the EU in the 2016 referendum, he accepted Brexit would happen. But he said he can't accept no deal -- which is why he has come to the protest outside Parliament.

Commenting on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, he said:

He’s the most contemptuous person. He doesn’t care about ordinary people. I didn’t like May but I thought she was trying her best, Boris has planned it all to go this way.
James Mann says he can't accept a no-deal Brexit.
James Mann says he can't accept a no-deal Brexit.

Dirk Lampe, a 53-year-old community worker has even harsher opinion. “Boris is an idiot," he said.

"After the referendum I assumed there’d be a soft Brexit but they pursued a harder and harder Brexit and now Boris has taken it to a huge level with no authority, no mandate,” Lampe said. He came to the protest with his family.

Nicki Oakes-Monger a 58-year-old teacher said Johnson's decision to prorogue Parliament was a "turning point and a clear escalation.”

Dirk and Fiona Lampe (middle), with Nicky Oakes-Monger on the far right.
Dirk and Fiona Lampe (middle), with Nicky Oakes-Monger on the far right.