The day’s heroes at Parliament

The day’s heroes at Parliament


norman lebrecht

December 10, 2018

None of the hopeless wallies inside.

Here are Sarah Connolly and Alice Coote leading the anti-Brexit chorus in Parliament Square.

Representing our hope for a better future.


photo: Nicholas Daniel


  • Andrew says:

    “hope for a better future” … that’s what the working class people outside of the metropolitan bubble voted for when they overwhelmingly opted for Brexit. Meanwhile, two singers….

    • FS60103 says:

      Yep, quite – jet-setting opera singers performing in German. That’ll persuade the great unwashed. They love a bit of vibrato.

      The air inside the metropolitan Remain bubble must be so stale by now as to be almost unbreathable. Possibly it’s making them hallucinate…

    • Elizabeth Owen says:

      Overwhelmingly? NO just 4% between leave and stay

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    “A better future” for globalists. For the rest, not so much.

    • jaypee says:

      Please, Sue, enlighten us: what’s a “globalist”?
      And don’t repeat what you were dictated to think by fox “news” or breitbart…

  • David Ward says:

    Here in Scotland, which is the antithesis of ‘metropolitan,’ every constituency voted for remain. Please never equate England with the UK. Good for these wonderful ladies for their singing of ‘Bollox to Brexit’ and so very much more.

  • buxtehude says:

    Ad hominem sneering and brittle slogans, stylistic fingerprints of the hollerers for leaving the EU, whoever — or whatever — they are.

    The matter is way too important for such childishness. Everybody is going to end up screwed by Brexit, time out of mind.

  • Anon says:

    Oh god. That’s cringe worthy. Parliament shall take it seriously I expect….not! (fab voice though!)

  • Mike Schachter says:

    What is heroic about this? Over privileged affluent people expressing their opinions, as they are free to do, at absolutely no risk to themselves. Hardly Budapest 1956, Prague 1968, Tiananmen Square 1989.

    • Mezzo says:

      Most of the people involved were people who make their living from music but are far from rich. They do, however, rely on freedom of movement in Europe to work, feed their children and pay their UK taxes.

      • Mike Schachter says:

        That may well be true, why should the EU impede musicians working there, except for spite-I presume we should be happy with that? My main objection is not the opinions but the sanctimonious declarations of “courage”. Pathetic.

        • Saxon Broken says:

          Er…in case you didn’t notice, one of the main aims of those who voted Brexit, is to limit the number of Europeans who come to Britain for work. That is, a key consequence is that Europeans will no longer be able to come to Britain to work and British people will no longer be able to go to Continental Europe to work. At least not in large numbers and without considerable hassle.

          It is simply bizarre to claim that “things will carry on as before” as some of Brexit’s supporters on here suggest. If nothing changes then the Brexit supporters will argue the aims of Brexit have been betrayed.