SSTIE Member’s address on Brexit to the Liberal Democrats Spring Conference

I fully support this motion, but it could go a lot further.

Although we are the only party to have taken an unequivocal Remain position, we have continuously failed to prevent the debate, in both parliament and the media, from focusing almost entirely on the virtues of a hard versus a soft Brexit.  It is essential the debate is realigned – to be between Remain, on the one hand, and any form of Brexit, on the other.

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SSTIE in Tonbridge 9th March

While we were setting up in Tonbridge at 1000, 4 members of the Tonbridge Labour Party, who were heading for a meeting in London stopped and leafleted with us for an hour. We very much appreciated this gesture.

Four members of Tonbridge & Malling For Europe also joined with us and again we were delighted to have their support.

Together with the 11 SSTIE members who were in Tonbridge on Saturday this made a  formidable leafleting group – so much so that one passer-by remarked that there were too many of us! We actually distributed many leaflets entitled  The lies and truths of the EU, Imagine If, and the Arrangements for the March on the 23rd.

Common themes on Saturday were:

a) that those Leavers who stopped and spent any time with us had not changed their mind since the referendum 2016.

b) those who refused to take leaflets did so politely; and

c) Remainers seemed more  encouraged

Our posters are taken from the Led  by Donkeys campaign

People’s Vote – Key Messages

It’s not reasonable – or fair – to force the Government’s Brexit deal on us without a People’s Vote because… ·

  • We now know the promises made for Brexit have been broken ·
  • We now know the real facts about the real costs of leaving the EU ·
  • We now know the deal guarantees no clarity about the future, just a crisis that goes on and on

Brexit: where are we now – and what next? Claire Fox and Lord Adonis.

On Tuesday evening Sevenoaks School hosted Lord Andrew Adonis and Claire Fox talking on “Brexit – Where Are We Now – and What Next?”.

At least that was the strapline on the publicity – but everything was changing as we gathered and, as we all know, nobody really has any idea of “what next”.

Some 360 people attended and the chairman, Adam Boulton, started with a show of hands as to who had voted Remain and who had voted Leave – it was, unsurprisingly, an overwhelmingly Remain audience.

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When SSTIE met Tim Martin

(Originally “Sevenoaks Leafleting”)

10:00 – 13:00 Saturday 23 February 2019

It was half term and Sevenoaks was extremely quiet for a Saturday; our pitch was not great as with Tesco now closed the footfall at that point is very low and really very little more than those walking up or down the High Street. But our team of 11 was well spread out in other locations too.

On balance I would say a relatively pro-remain day – but then it was in Sevenoaks.

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Lord Adonis – Sevenoaks 26 February

Lord Adonis – Brexit: where are we now – and what next?

Passionate second referendum campaigner Lord Adonis will be joined by speakers representing a range of views on Brexit to explore the most divisive topic in the UK.

6.15pm Tuesday 26 February

To book, please email boxoffice@sevenoaksschool.org or see https://www.thespacesevenoaks.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on/