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

Brexit: where are we now – and what next? Claire Fox and Lord Adonis.

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.

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When SSTIE met Tim Martin

(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.

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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.

Record number of signatures gathered for a People’s Vote

In a rather chilly and windy Sevenoaks on Saturday 26th Jan 2019  SSTIE had 16 members and supporters out  leafleting and canvassing for a people’s vote. We were also collecting signatures for the PV petition; 108 signatures  were gathered which is a record for us in terms of interest in signing this petition and is a marker for the increasing interest in a People’s Vote.

Members reported another excellent morning on the streets of Sevenoaks –  with a big majority of passers-by accepting leaflets.

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