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
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.
Continue reading “Brexit: where are we now – and what next? Claire Fox and Lord Adonis.”
(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.
Continue reading “When SSTIE met Tim Martin”
SSTIE have now campaigned 5 times in Swanley since January 2018, 3 times with the focus on a Brexitometer and twice distributing leaflets as in Saturday’s visit on the 9th February.
Continue reading “Leafleting in Swanley 9th Feb 2019 : A mixed picture”
One percent of the UK population converged on London this weekend in one of the biggest protest marches in UK history. Buses from Inverness, Truro and everywhere in-between. Standing-room only on Saturday trains to London. Expats flying home from across the continent to stand up and – finally – be counted. 700,000 people walked shoulder-to-shoulder to make our voice heard, and demand a people’s vote.
Continue reading “People’s Vote March – 20 October 2018”
At the invitation of SSTIE, Lord Adonis addressed local supporters of the UK remaining at the heart of the European Union. Continue reading “Lord Adonis speaks to Sevenoaks, 6 October 2018”
SSTIE arrangements for the People’s Vote March – 20 October 2018
Download the March flyer
SSTIE will be attending the People’s Vote March on 20 October 2018. Continue reading “October 2018 – March for the Future”
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.
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Continue reading “Lord Adonis speaking on “These Critical Weeks” – 6 October 2018.”
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”
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”