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.
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
SSTIE will be attending the People’s Vote March on 20 October 2018. Continue reading “October 2018 – March for the Future”
On Saturday 29th September SSTIE, mounted its biggest ever street campaign for a People’s Vote in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Westerham. (See photos)
We noted that more younger people are engaging with us and obtained 74 signatures for the People’s Vote while giving out hundreds of leaflets.
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”
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.
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”