On Saturday 8th September 2018 SSTIE joined forces with the local Liberal
Democrats group with a focus on collecting signatures for a People’s Vote.
Well over a 100 signatures were obtained in 2 hours and a ballot box on the Final Say gave the following result :
- 11 people favoured “Hard Brexit / No Deal”
- 1 person favoured the “Chequers Plan”
- 82 people favoured “Stay and reform Europe”
- 2 people opted for “Don’t know / No vote”
Continue reading “Growing momentum for a People’s Vote in Sevenoaks”
Did you know that the EU has provided over £40 million to farmers in the TN postcode-area in 2017? Or £9 million towards research projects? Or almost £4 million to support jobs and growth? Or £35,000 towards a research project into explosive detection systems in Chislehurst? Or £30,000 to develop heat recovery systems in Westerham?
Find out about local EU spending across West Kent (and the whole country) at myeu.uk:
Lord Adonis will be speaking in Sevenoaks on Saturday 6 October about the state of Brexit in These Critical Weeks at the invitation of SSTIE.
Click here to buy tickets
Continue reading “Lord Adonis speaking on “These Critical Weeks” – 6 October 2018.”
People of Swanley demand a final Say 1st September 2018
Saturday’s Brexitometer exercise produced the astonishing result that 77% of the sample of 125 were in favour of a final say and all 5 questions on whether things would be better or worse after Brexit were answered with figures between 64% and 75% on the side of being Worse. This last finding is a complete reversal from our previous poll in Swanley on Wednesday 6th June and leads to the conclusion that there is now a body of opinion in Swanley with real doubts about Brexit . Continue reading “Swanley Brexitometer Analysis”
TW-IN presents a screening of “Postcards from the 48%” in the Tunbridge Wells Odeon on 23 September.
“When David Nicholas Wilkinson started working on the film in 2016, many people advised him to make a ‘Soft Brexit’ film, not a ‘Stop Brexit’ one. Continue reading “Film Night in Tunbridge Wells – Q & A session with Postcards from the 48% Director”
On Saturday 21 July Sevenoaks & Swanley Together in Europe (SSTIE) campaigned for a People’s Vote in Tonbridge High Street along with pro-EU activists from Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells (TW-IN).
Hundreds of leaflets with a link to the petition demanding a People’s Vote were accepted, 73 Tonbridge shoppers signed a paper copy of the petition and 245 expressed their opinion on the SSTIE Brexitometer board. Continue reading ““It’s an awful mess” say Tonbridge shoppers”
On Saturday 7 July, the day after Theresa May produced her Brexit plan, Sevenoaks Shoppers had their say on the SSTIE Brexitometer – and it is clear that both Leavers and Remainers want a say on the final deal-see photos Continue reading “The Tide may be turning”
WHY ON EARTH IS ALL THE DEBATE IN THE CABINET, PARLIAMENT AND THE PRESS ABOUT THE RELATIVE MERITS OF HARD AND SOFT BREXIT, WHEN THE CURRENT WILL OF THE PEOPLE IS FOR THE UK TO STAY IN THE EU?
And while parliament and cabinet fiddles: Continue reading “Just the last two-and-a-half weeks in Brexitland”
The People’s Vote March in London drew supporters of a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal from across the UK.
Estimates varied from 100,000 to 500,000, potentially making the People’s Vote march one of the largest and most peaceful protests in London in decades.
Whether you were able to attend or not, please don’t forget to sign and share the People’s Vote petition online!
Continue reading “Pictures from the People’s Vote March”
Kent will undoubtedly be at the forefront of Brexit – most visibly if Kent’s roads are turned into impromptu lorry-parks, but also the impact on businesses, fruit-farming, social care and the NHS.
Continue reading “Kent Council refuses to reveal Brexit impact assessments”