March behind our banner at the March For Change on 20 July!
For the first time we had two posters in operation on our Brexitometer : a moodometer and a survey of opinion on What Price Brexit? See Photos below.Continue reading “Mixed messages from the Moodometer board in Swanley 6th July 2019”
The arrangements for the Sevenoaks, Swanley and Tonbridge in Europe contingent are:
Tonbridge 10:01; Hildenborough 10:05; Sevenoaks 10:13; Charing Cross 10:48
Tonbridge 10:10; Sevenoaks 10:19; Charing Cross 10:52
Almost 80% of Sevenoaks shoppers told us they wanted No Brexit
In Sevenoaks on Saturday, we canvassed people for their views on whether the UK should leave the EU with No Deal or should not leave the EU at all. There was the opportunity to suggest something else.Continue reading “Nearly 80% say they do not want Brexit”
At the SSTIE AGM on 1 June 2019, it was agreed to change the name of SSTIE to Sevenoaks, Swanley & Tonbridge In Europe (from Sevenoaks and Swanley Together In Europe).Continue reading “A New Name”
Saturday 18th May in Tonbridge
No sooner had we set up our stall at Botany in Tonbridge (see attached photo) than along came the Brexit Party with balloons for youngsters in buggies.Continue reading “Joint SSTIE and T&M4EU campaign finds great interest in the European Parliament elections in Tonbridge”
Despite heavy rain at the start of our three hour slot, when the weather brightened up people were generally receptive to taking one of SSTIE’s leaflets about the European elections. A small number of people expressed a view that they wouldn’t be voting and one or two said they would vote for the Brexit Party. There was a greater number at the other end of the spectrum who were very keen to vote for a Remain-supporting party, and some who wanted to sign up to our group to help us campaign to Remain in the EU. The atmosphere was civilised and friendly, even with some of the committed Leavers who were happy to shake hands after an impassioned exchange of views.
In general there was a positive attitude about voting in the European Parliament elections and a number of people indicated that they would be voting Change/Lib Dem/Green. There was a positive comment about the Lib Dems’ new slogan; and of course there was the usual mixture of bizarre comments.
Thank you for your email about the possibility of an electoral alliance of Remain parties in the forthcoming European Parliament election.
As someone who strongly believes that the UK’s future would be brighter, fairer and greener if we remained in the EU, and having been a co-founder of the cross-party campaign for a People’s Vote with the option to remain, I very much understand your desire to see the pro-Remain parties working together to maximise the pro-Remain vote in the European Parliament (EP) election. Unfortunately, however, the particular form of proportional representation that the UK uses for EP elections (known as the d’Hondt system) presents very significant practical barriers to the formation of a formal or even an informal electoral alliance.Continue reading “Caroline Lucas answers the question: Why can’t the Remain Parties work together?”
European Parliament Campaign Sevenoaks 4th May 2019
In Sevenoaks it was clear that Remain supporters were supporting the LDs and The Greens in about equal numbers with Change UK trailing the others.Continue reading “Voters enthused by the shift to Remain parties in the local elections and looking forward to the EP elections.”