On 23rd June Bristol for Europe took two lively coachloads of people to join over 100,000 people for the March for a People's Vote in London. ITV News West Country reports:
(Video courtesy of ITV News West Country)
Thank you to all who joined us in London in June!
If you haven't already signed the People's Vote petition, it's here.
And if you missed the march in June - or even if you didn't - here are two upcoming events you can get involved in:
- The South West Rally for a People's Vote, in Bristol on 11th August. More information.
- The People's Vote March for the Future, in London on 20th October. More information.
We're expecting a huge turnout for the march on 20th October, and so we've booked twice as many coaches as we did in June. Watch out for more details, including Eventbrite tickets - coming soon.
Contrary to what voters in the June 2016 referendum might have been led to believe, withdrawing from the EU is fiendishly complex, likened to “trying to take an egg out of an omelette.” (BBC)
Bristol for Europe is a cross-party, collaborative and pro-EU political pressure group working to keep Bristol and the UK at the heart of Europe and to stop Brexit.
We are one of over 40 similar organisations in the UK affiliated to Britain for Europe.
In the 2017 General Election we played an important part in defeating a pro-Brexit MP in Bristol North West constituency and in the election of a strongly pro-EU MP.
We have held rallies, speaker events and through our weekly street stalls have recruited many thousands of supporters in Bristol.
Bristol for Europe is a grassroots, cross party group operating within Bristol, dedicated to remaining in the European Union, as we as a city voted 62% to remain. We are playing our part in stopping Brexit.
That it is greatly in the UK’s political, economic and social interests to remain part of the most progressive and democratic regional intergovernmental organisation in history
That young people and future generations of British citizens should have the best possible prospects for their education and their careers as citizens of a free and united Europe
That British society will continue to prosper from the close interaction and exchange of goods, ideas and culture that we have with the rest of the EU member states
That the EU embodies the values that we recognise as British values, including democracy, justice, tolerance, collaboration, human rights and the rule of law