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The 1066 branch of the European Movement has been 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 as well as the opportunity to campaign for a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal. 

 

Our current top priority now is to make the July 20th 'March for Change' in London a great success - all details can be found by following the link. Nearer the time we will suggest trains on which we can travel in groups. 

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  • From the blog

    Views from Brussels about extending the 31 Oct deadline ..

    .. we must make our voice heard

    In Brussels this week to attend the 40 th anniversary of the Kangaroo Group – founded to provide the initial impetus to what became the Single Market just a few year later. Of course, Brexit is near the top of everyone’s concerns – but fatigue is surely setting in. What do the worker-bees in the Brussels’ bubble think about giving us another extension? They would really like us to stay….but if the extension is just to waste more time demanding a re-opening of the Withdrawal Agreement, then the eyes start rolling

    But what if there is a real purpose? Is it possible that we could decide we want to stay? And how would it be done? Anyway, the BBC tells us that Farage and his new Brexit party scored a major victory so you would lose another referendum… When I ask if they know that that “we” Remainers won the popular vote by about 55:45%, their eyes light up. I remind them of the March of the Million and the Petition of Six million in Six Weeks… ah yes, I had forgotten that! So perhaps a delay of say six months to allow a properly fought referendum to confirm Parliament’ decision?? Sounds reasonable – and good luck!

    If we are to get an extension so that the People’s Vote campaign can deliver a popular vote, then we need to keep making “Brussels” very aware that that there is a massive body of British society that is deeply opposed to any form of Brexit. Generating massive crowds in the centre of London is something “they” cannot fail to notice because the BBC will be obliged to report it to their desks. So the top priority right now is to make the March for Change a great success on July 20 th . That will also send a clear extra message that Remainers are staunch defenders of real democracy – already challenged across Europe by the authoritarian “populists”. If British democracy fails with just 0.25% of the electorate choosing the next Prime Minster, what hope elsewhere

    The key Brussels meeting will be on October 17 th when the European Council will decide what to do. That is the moment when they must have ringing in their ears the chants of Let us be Heard from many more than a Million in the centre of London, and from all round the country. “They” must be left in no doubt about that the growing majority of British citizens want the same as the European Movement: a strong Europe “with the United Kingdom playing a full part”.

    Graham Bishop is Vice-Chairman of European Movement UK and Board member of the Kangaroo Group.

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    Good News from Bexhill

    The good news from Bexhill (one of the more strongly Leave supporting areas in the constituency) is overwhelming! When the 1066 branch did a Brexitometer Day in January, two options got quite strong support: No Deal and Remain, with Remain gaining the most support.  Opinion has shifted dramatically as No Deal is now rejected by 50:37. Staying in the EU is overwhelmingly favoured by at least twice as many people as in January. Moreover, support for a People’s Vote has nearly tripled since January. 

    These are sensational results and undeniable evidence of very significant shifts in public opinion, reflecting both local and national efforts. So last Saturday was a massively rewarding day – see Brexitometer below. This was an incredibly encouraging result in the heart of a constituency that voted 58:42 to Leave, gave the Conservatives 67% of the 2017 General Election vote, and 57% to hard Brexit parties at the European Parliament Election in May. 

    Councillor Richard Thomas 

     

     

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