Posted on 12/03/2021Comments Off on NICKY THOMPSON

When did you first attend the SODEM protest outside Parliament and why did you come? 

October/November 2017. I went because I felt passionate about protesting against the lies and total corruption of what led to the Leave vote in 2016. I saw Steve Bray on social media and very often with only a couple of other people in the early days, and felt I needed to show some solidarity to his protest, and hopefully encourage others to join. I’d been to the No 10 Vigil prior to this and sometimes tried to combine the two as it was a long day trip for me from Worcester. 

Roughly how old are you?

Mid 50’s

How frequently did you come and when was the last time you attended?

I attended when I could, quite a bit through the latter part of 2017, and through 2018, plus a number of times in 2019. Probably the last time was October 2019, we think. 

How far from Westminster do you live and what was your travelling time?

Travel to London from where I live is 140 miles, so a 280 Mike trip. I normally went by train with roughly a 2 hr 40min trip each way. Sometimes I was able to attend when my husband was on business in London and I hitched a lift with him in his car. 

What’s your favourite memory?

Probably Tim Evan’s dressed up as Santa Claus with his Brexit Santa sack, which obviously had nothing in it! A time when Steve Bray taught us all to play grandmothers footsteps, creeping up around the live TV news broadcasts. The night of the first vote when May lost spectacularly on the WA. Ed Davey lifting up my foot and leg to pose with a pair of the Bollocks to Brexit Socks.  Fun with Bernie and Rachel making noise and waving rude banners. Oh, that reminds me the Roadblock stunt. So many times – Steve Bray when he collared various MPs was fun, I was able to give Jacob Rees-Mogg a bit of a talking to once.

I didn’t like the Tommy Robinson brigade much when they turned up though.

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