Campaign News

#NotLeavingQuietly – West Midlands 4 Europe trip to Brussels

At the beginning of October members of Warwick District 4 Europe joined other campaigners from across the West Midlands and spent three days in Brussels to see first hand the European Parliament in action, and raise awareness in the EU institutions that the pro-Remain movement is strong in our region. The theme of the trip was #NotLeavingQuietly (or rather #NotLeavingAtAll) The highlight was a rally aimed at gaining attention from the international press and it certainly succeeded – the coverage has since been spotted in The Guardian, The Washington Post, the…

Warwick District 4 Europe lobby Jeremy Wright MP to support a People’s Vote

On Friday 30 November representatives from Warwick District 4 Europe met with Jeremy Wright, MP for Kenilworth and Southam, to ask him to join us in supporting the calls for a People’s Vote.  Ahead of the meeting, we held street stalls in Kenilworth and Southam, talking to his constituents about their views on Brexit and asking them to write a postcard to their MP telling him they were in favour of a People’s Vote. In just 2 hours in Kenilworth on 17 November we collected over 100 postcards and our…

Warwick District 4 Europe join 700,000 others to march for a People’s Vote in London

250 local supporters travelled to be part of the March for a People’s Vote in London on Saturday 20 October. They left from Leamington, Kenilworth, Warwick and Stratford to join an estimated 700,000 people who marched to demand a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal. Alison Eason, one of the organisers, said, “Originally we only booked two coaches but more and more people kept buying tickets, so we had to increase it to five. Even then tickets sold out and many local supporters made their way to London independently. We…

Warwick District 4 Europe joins together with other local groups on the latest National Day of Action

On Saturday 25th August Warwick District 4 Europe took part in the European Movement’s latest National Day of Action. In the morning a team of 18 of our volunteers held a street stall in Kenilworth, where they collected nearly a hundred signatures for the People’s Vote petition and a pile of postcards to send to local MPs. 87% of the people we spoke to said they were in favour of the People having a final say on the Brexit deal and many of them signed up to join our mailing…

Warwick District 4 Europe join the National Day of Action for a People’s Vote

As part of the National Day of Action on Saturday 21st July, pro-European groups held events in towns all over the country. Fifteen members of Warwick District 4 Europe had a street stall in Warwick town centre, where we gathered lots of  new signatures for the People’s Vote petition and raised awareness of the campaign. We had many conversations with members of the public and, in line with every other street stall we have held, over 80% of the people we spoke to were in favour of a People’s Vote…

A.C. Grayling speaks to Warwick District 4 Europe on “Fighting Brexit: The Next Steps”

We must remain in the European Union or the impact on business, health, housing and education will be disastrous and the young people of the UK will suffer as a result of Brexit.  This was the message from A.C. Grayling to a packed audience in Leamington Spa on June 26th. Two hundred members of the public and supporters of Warwick District 4 Europe gathered to hear philosopher Professor A.C. Grayling give a rousing talk entitled Fighting Brexit: The Next Steps, in which he attacked the “unicorn shaped” ideologies of Brexiteers and…

Warwick District 4 Europe join the March for a People’s Vote

Over a hundred members of Warwick District 4 Europe travelled to London on Saturday 23rd June for the biggest pro-European march ever as more 100,000 people from all over the country filled the streets around Parliament to demand a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal. Together with friends from Stratford 4 Europe, we filled three coaches with supporters to travel to the event, with many more making their own way there. Peter Corkill, the Chair of Warwick District 4 Europe, said: “It is clear from the massive numbers turning…