As the Independent reports
Across England, more than 4,000 seats are being contested in around 150 councils – including all 32 London boroughs, as well as every ward in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle.
Mayoral elections are taking place in Hackney, Lewisham, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Watford and the Sheffield City region, but there are no polls in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
The hope of those against Brexit is that sufficient numbers will vote for the Liberal Democrats and the Greens (both of which parties support Britain staying in the EU) to make those in power think twice about heading for the EU exit door.
Why did the chicken continue to cross the road even when it knew disaster lay ahead?