No Way There Were 1 Million On The Peoples’ March – 300,000 Maybe

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So another Remain number and assertion bites the dust. All of which does rather beg the question of whether they’re right on the Big One – that Britain should stay in the European Union. Their claim that there were one million on that Peoples’ March over the weekend is now proven to be hot air:

Impartial fact checkers Full Fact carefully examined their claim that one million people attended their march on Saturday, finding that “experts in crowd estimation put the number at between 312,000 and 400,000.” Again, barely a third of the dodgy numbers the People’s Vote were putting out

As we pointed out ourselves:

We could say they just overestimate or we could, of course, call it what it is – lying in the name of a political goal. Quite why lying in pursuit of some political goal is treated more leniently than in chasing after any other is uncertain but that is the way it all works. The Peoples’ March didn’t have a million people on it yesterday. We know this best by looking at their claims of the previous one which were more than just a little overcooked.

And the proper estimation of the numbers last weekend:

Conclusion
It’s impossible to say with precision how many people attended the march. However experts in crowd estimation put the number at between 312,000 and 400,000.

So much for a million, eh?

We also wrote about this issue in October last year, regarding a previous People’s Vote march, when we also believed the march organisers had likely overestimated attendance.

The thing is, if the EU’s such an obviously glorious thing that we should belong to then why do they have to lie so about it all?

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Ah, but we don’t trust experts any more.

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I always insist on the full Gove:
“the people of this country have had enough of experts from organisations with acronyms saying they know what is best and getting it consistently wrong.”