Getting ready for Boris (or Jeremy)?
The Conservative party are choosing a new leader and both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are threatening a catastrophic "no-deal" Brexit, that MPs are likely to reject.
It is a strange twist of democracy when the members of just one party, that doesn't even have a majority in Parliament, get to choose the country's next Prime Minister. But whoever gets the job will still face a divided Parliament and a divided country. Despite what the would-be leaders say now, there is no certainty about Brexit, and a People's Vote could still be used to break the Parliamentary stalemate.
Throughout this period, North East for Europe will be continuing to campaign in favour of staying in the EU, for the people of the UK to have the final say on any deal or no-deal Brexit, and for that final say to include an option to remain.
March for Change
We will be supporting the "No to Boris Yes to EU" demo in London on July 20th (previously called "March for Change") to show the new Prime Minister, the country and the world that huge numbers of us want to end the Brexit chaos, and that we want a government that will work on fixing the huge issues that face us all, from the climate emergency, to schools, the NHS and the housing crisis. Click here to tell the organisers that you are coming.
We have coach places available from Newcastle, Durham and Darlington for £24 return (£12 students and unwaged).
People's Vote - Let us be heard
We are also continuing to support the People's Vote "Let us be heard" campaign.
This includes a Rally in Sunderland on 7th July at Beacon of Light, Stadium Park, Kier Hardie Way, Sunderland, SR5 1SN. Doors will open at 1pm for a 2pm start. Admission free, book your place here.
Speakers include David Lammy MP,and Bridget Phillipson MP.
Future events are expected to include a Rally in Newcastle in late August and a March in London on October 12th
North East for Europe
Meanwhile, our own local campaigning goes on, including• Newcastle Haymarket from 5pm on July 5th
• and at the Durham Miners' Gala on July 13th,
and we aim to have new leaflets ready for delivery anywhere in the region shortly.
We'd love to see you at any of these events, or you can sign up to be kept in touch