North East for Europe


Even Nigel Farage and Arron Banks are now saying they might welcome a referendum on the Brexit Deal, and at the same time opinion polls are continuing to show more people want Britain to stay in the EU than leave.

So as parliament gets back to discussing the EU Withdrawal Bill, North East for Europe and our supporters are cheerfully getting back to campaigning for an end to Brexit.

On Tuesday 16th January we will be in Northumberland Street, talking to people about what they think, explaining why we think Brexit will be really bad for the North East and asking if they think Brexit is going well. 

With more events being planned, you can check out our calendar page for more information about what's happening.

We want a country that works for everyone, and one that is open, tolerant and part of the European Union, with all the rights and benefits that has brought us.

In the referendum vote on 23rd June 2016 Newcastle was one of the places where the majority of voters were for "Remain". The North East as a region voted to leave, but as the region with strongest manufacturing trade with Europe we are a region where Brexit puts many people's jobs at risk.

Whatever one thinks of the referendum campaigns and result, we still live in a democracy, we have a right to continue to say why we think the whole country is better remaining in the European Union, and we plan to continue to do this.

North East for Europe believes that Britain is better off (economically, socially and culturally)as part of the European Union and we think that as the implications of Brexit (and especially, a hard Brexit) become clearer, the case for remaining in the EU will become stronger and more popular.

Throughout the Brexit negotiations and the twists and turns of politics at Westminster, we will continue to argue and campaign in favour of EU membership and against Brexit. We will work with people from all parties and none where we can work together to oppose Brexit and to maintain the strongest possible relationship with the European Union.

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