The Grayling Lecture – Brexit: The Next Steps in the Fight Against it

The Grayling lecture “Brexit: The next Steps in the Fight Against It“, will be on Saturday 21 April from 6.15 at New Beacon School Sevenoaks.

Professor Grayling is a committed Remainer and has spoken and written  extensively about why people voted to leave the European Union and why the UK should not do so.

There is more about Professor Grayling on his website.

After the lecture, Professor Grayling will take questions.

There will then be a Question Time Panel discussion on “Brexit and Kent – The Law, Trade, our NHS and the Young Voter“. There has been no Impact Assessment of the likely or potential effects of Brexit on Kent and it is high time we are more informed on this.

The Panellists will be:

  • Hugh Mercer QC – Barrister
  • Dick Dunmore – Former scholar of Peterhouse Cambridge and a distinguished transport consultant.
  • Dr Carlo Berti – South East Coast Regional Council Executive member and a Consultant in Kent.
  • Madeleina Kay – Musician, author, political activist and campaigner.


Tickets are £7.50 / £2.50 for under 26s, and can be bought in advance here. Continue reading “The Grayling Lecture – Brexit: The Next Steps in the Fight Against it”

What’s the cost of Brexit?

On Wednesday 28 February 2018, campaigners from across Kent descended from a familiar looking battle-bus to deliver a message to Kent County Council. This bus carried the slogan: “Brexit to cost £2,000 million a week” – a different message from its infamous predecessor!

Richard Morris – a SSTIE committee member gave the following speech outside County Hall. Continue reading “What’s the cost of Brexit?”

Stop Brexit in Manchester – Oct 1st

The Conservative Party Conference in Manchester marks the end of the conference season, and as it is the conference of the party in government, it also demands the most attention.

Brexit is essentially a revolutionary ideology, and as such, it really is ideologically incompatible with conservatism, which abhors change.

If you believe that it’s time to send the Brexiteers back to the back-benches where they belong, and let some cooler heads take over, then join us on the first of October in Manchester as we march on the Conservative Party Conference to demand that Brexit is stopped! Continue reading “Stop Brexit in Manchester – Oct 1st”

Stop Brexit in Brighton – Sept 24th

On Sunday 24 September, the Labour Party Conference arrives in Brighton. Brighton and Hove for EU and many other Remain groups will be ready with an important message for the Labour leadership, MPs and delegates.

Sevenoaks and Swanley Together In Europe will be supporting this event. Due to the close distance to Brighton, it makes more sense for us to travel indenpendently, sharing cars rather than a coach. However, we do plan to march as a group, so please join us! Continue reading “Stop Brexit in Brighton – Sept 24th”

Stop Brexit in Bournemouth – Sept 17th

Over the coming weeks, the #StopBrexit movement will be at all the major UK-wide party conferences, talking to party members and MPs, the local public and the media. At each stop there are different debates to be had and different dynamics to be built. No one UK party can stop Brexit. There needs to be new thinking and brave action inside each major party, as well as new dialogue across parties driven on by a turning tide of public awareness.

The Liberal Party Conference

The Liberal Democrat Conference is the first in the autumn party conference season – and for the Remain movement, it is a key event. Continue reading “Stop Brexit in Bournemouth – Sept 17th”

South East Groups Workshop (12 Aug 2017)

Sevenoaks and Swanley Together in Europe are pleased to announce this workshop for local groups in the South East.

The event will use interactive peer-to-peer learning techniques to allow participants to share experiences, learn from each other and explore ideas for cooperation.

DATE: 12.08.2017
TIME: 9.30-13.00 followed by networking until c.15.00
VENUE: 71 London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN3 1AX
COST: Free


-identify common areas of interest;
-consider the potential for Remain groups to cooperate;
-identify areas where cooperation would be helpful;
-exchange experiences and discuss ideas to overcome commonpbstacles;
-discuss ways of achieving our similar aims in opposing Brexit;
-facilitate networking and to open communication channels between Remain groups in the Southeast;
– establish cooperation working groups;and
-discuss specific projects being organised by participating Remain groups.


Europe Day Picnic (West Kent)


Europe Day Picnic

Join us for a picnic to celebrate Europe Day – the annual celebration of European Unity and Peace.

Europe Day, also knows as Schuman Day, usually falls on May 9th and it is a public holiday celebrated with EU flag-waving activities in many European countries.

It is named after the historic declaration by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman in 1950, which led to the Treaty of Paris between the 6 founding members of the European Coal and Steel Community of France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands in 1951.

As May 9th falls on a weekday we will hold the picnic on the Sun 14th – same day that many other organisations including the EU offices in Strasbourg and Luxembourg will be celebrating it.

Our picnic is a jointly organised event by Sevenoaks & Swanley Together in Europe and Tonbridge & Malling Unite For Europe, in association with Greenwich for Europe and Lewisham East for Europe who will be holding a simultaneous Europe Day picnic at Blackheath, as well as other groups all over the country celebrating Europe Day in their local area.

So, bring some food, some drink, a mat to sit on, some blue and yellow balloons or an EU flag, if you have one, and join us in the village of Otford, just outside Sevenoaks, for a nice family-friendly day out.

Otford Rec
Otford Recreation Ground

The venue is within easy walking distance of Otford train station.

Date: 14 May 2017
Time: 12:00–15:00
Location: Otford Recreation Ground, Otford, near Sevenoaks TN14