SSTIE member, Mark Goodrich, calls for Remain parties to come together to fight EP elections.

We need to talk about the European Parliament elections…

Amidst the storms of Brexit, there has not been enough discussion of the European Parliament elections.  The EU has made it clear that unless the Withdrawal Agreement is signed by 12 April, any extension will require the UK to participate in the European Parliament elections.

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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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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

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/

The first Anti-Brexit speech

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.

As well as if a manor of thy friend’s
Or of thine own were:
Any man’s death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.

John Donne, Rector of St Nicholas church, Sevenoaks. 1624.

81% of 535 Sevenoaks shoppers want a Final Say

Our Brexitometer Survey polled its largest sample of west-Kent shoppers – 535 – on 12 January 2019.

There was just one question: Do you want a final say?

An overwhelming 81% of respondents want a final say on our future.

These results have been sent to Sir Michael Fallon (MP for Sevenoaks and Swanley) and Tom Tugendhat (MP for Tonbridge and Malling) in advance of Tuesday’s vote on Theresa May’s withdrawal deal.

The demand for a People’s Vote is growing

SSTIE Brexitometer evidence shows that The demand for a People’s Vote is growing

Tonbridge 8th Dec 2018

SSTIE were aided on Saturday 8th December by some Tonbridge people from other groups and most encouragingly by several new people joining us at our Brexitometer. This bustle of people became a magnet for many passers by and drew many into discussions with us.

The results of our polling speak for themselves with 78% in favour of a People’s Vote and 73% in favour of No Brexit. These results echo what SSTIE has uncovered in the past fortnight in Swanley and Sevenoaks.

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