North East for Europe


North East for Europe are pleased to announce the list of speakers for the rally in Newcastle on March 25th includes:

Lord Adonis (former Labour Minister and one of the leading critics of Brexit)
Mike Galsworthy - Scientists for the EU
John Appleby (Newcastle University)
Wendy Taylor (Newcastle City Councillor and Consultant at the Freeman Hospital)
Michal Chantkowski (Green Party)
Phil Brookes (retired GP)
Professor Tanja Bueltmann (EU citizen and leading Brexit critic)
Lord Paddick (Liberal Democrat)

Music will be by Connor Dixon and Madeleina Kay.

The rally will be at Grey's Monument between from 2pm to 4pm on 25th March and is one of a series of rallies across the country on the weekend of 24th and 25th March to mark the imminent first anniversary of the Article 50 notification and to call for Britain to remain in the European Union and an end to the chaos and damage of Brexit.

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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