The 1066 branch of the European Movement was set up to give people living in the Bexhill/Battle and Hastings/Rye constituencies - of all political persuasions - the chance to meet together at a local level to discuss the UK's relationship with the European Union and better understand the situation in which the UK finds itself.
There is an election for a new Chair of the European Movement UK
Voting is open now and until midday on 20th March.
Our next Discussion Group Meeting is Planned for Sat 13th or Sat. 20th May
Details will be sent nearer the time.
The future political, economic and military structure of Europe, and the UK’s relationship with it.
A Discussion on this topic was held on Saturday 2nd July at Brambles, Hurst Lane, Sedlescombe TN33 0PE. Starting 10.00 a.m.
The Brexit debate continues to rumble on, with the problems it has created becoming steadily more obvious. Meanwhile, events are leading to big changes in the wider European context.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has painfully brought home to EU and other European countries their economic and military vulnerability. Previously neutral Sweden and Finland are applying to join NATO, Germany has been forced to rethink completely its policies on energy and defence spending. And re-elected French President Macron has proposed an entirely new European Political Community, which would include not just the EU itself, but the UK and Ukraine.
What should the UK do in these circumstances? Should we, perhaps, try to alleviate our economic problems by re-joining the Single Market via EFTA and the EEA (the “Norway solution”) as a preparation for renewed EU membership? Should we back Macron’s plan for a wider European political structure? Or should we continue to rely on NATO and the US? What then happens if Trump is re-elected US President?
This discussion was arranged by Ben Patterson and addressed by Andy Simpson.
The event was very much appreciated by all in attendance.
Lord Adonis, Chair of the European Movement, joined us by Zoom on Saturday the 15th January 2022. His topic was:
"The European Movement and Brexit in 2022"
At least 25 members joined the Zoom call and everyone was cheered and inspired by Lord Adonis's hopes and plans for the future of the European Movement. He kindly took a large amount of questions from the membership. The event was inspiring.
If you are registered to attend then we will assume that you intend to join the Zoom meeting unless you let us know otherwise - you will be contacted with details and a link before the event.
This is a unique opportunity to hear his views of the way forward for the Movement and join in an open discussion on the challenges that face the Movement as a whole and how they impact your local branch. We are keen to hear from our members what issues concern you personally regarding the European Movement and Brexit, so please let us know so that Lord Adonis can be briefed.
For information about the movement's aims and objectives please visit the national site
To contact the local branch, write to [email protected]
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To become a Member of the 1066 branch of the European Movement UK, it is first necessary to join the National Branch by following this link https://www.europeanmovement.co.uk/- stating your postcode - which will automatically add you to our database (provided you live in either the Bexhill and Battle or Hastings and Rye Constituency).