North East for Europe have issued a statement on their stance in the General Election.
North East for Europe have announced they will be contacting all general election candidates in the region to ask them a few very simple questions so we can find out whether voting for them will help the fight against Brexit. Their answers, the voting record of sitting candidates on Brexit and their party’s policy on Brexit, will be published on this website.
The sudden announcement of a general election on June 8th means that politicians are going to be knocking on doors asking for support. This is an opportunity for all of us who believe we should stay in the EU, and who think that the arguments for "Leave" last year were wrong to say so, to make our views clear, and to influence the outcome of the election.
If you have suggestions for what North East for Europe should be doing and saying during the election period, please let us know. You can email is at the address below, post to our facebook page or use the contact us page of the website. Thank you
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On Wednesday, when Theresa May triggers Article 50, we are holding two events to say that whilst invoking article 50 is bad news, with potentially drastic effects in a region such as ours, there are still two years to undo this, and we will be continuing to campaign to change minds and hearts.
At lunchtime we will have a "Fly the Flag" event at the Sunderland Winter Gardens, and at 6pm we will be part of the national "Join Hands for Europe" and will be gathering outside Newcastle Civic Centre.
If you agree with us and are free, please join us at either or both of these events. We want to show that the campaign to stay in the EU is not over, to encourage other "remainers" and to attract those who didn't vote remain, but who are worried about Brexit, and we want to keep up pressure on politicians and decision makers.
Yes, we are disappointed that Parliament has chosen not to take control over Brexit negotiations, and we understand that the government will invoke Article 50 by the end of March. But they are still heading for a damaging hard Brexit.
If, as we fear, they end up with bad deal or no deal, then the case for re-examing if the country really wants Brexit becomes stronger than ever. So our campaign goes on.
On 14th March we were at the Gateshead Millenium Bridge, and we will be popping up elsewhere. If you agree with us, please join us.
The government have cleared space in the House of commons timetable to debate the House of Lords amendments to the Article 50 EU Withdrawal Bill on Monday - and if nevecessary, on Tuesday and Wednesday next week (13-15th March). North East for Europe is urging people to write to and lobby their MP to vote FOR the Lords' amendments. You can find out more, and how to write to your MP
Leading anti-Brexit campaigner, and keynote speaker at the march and rally on March 4th, Professor Anthony Grayling, has agreed to stay in Newcastle after the march and give a short talk and answer questions in a session at the "Lit & Phil" near the Central Station from 4 to 5pm on 4th March. Tickets cost £5 (£3 concession). More information
Professor AC Grayling and Richard Corbett MEP are among the speakers at our march & rally in Newcastle on Saturday March 4th.
Starting at 12.30 outside the City Pool we will go down Northumberland Street to Greys Monument for music and speeches.
Let's tell Theresa May and the Brexiteers that we don't agree with them and we reject their plans for a hard Brexit, which was not on the referendum ballot paper.
Click here for more information, or to let us know you are coming