Building on the momentum gained from the inspirational People’s Vote march and as the public mood on Brexit seems to be shifting, we are planning a Somerset Loves Europe street stall in Taunton town centre (the north end of the High Street) on Saturday 17 November between 10.00 – 13.00. It would be really great if you could come along and support us either to run the stall for whole or part of the morning or pop along to lend us some moral support! If you are able to help, please email us. We will be conducting the Brexitometer to gauge public mood so it will be really interesting to get an idea of where people are now in the local area.
This week is a crunch point when we’re expecting to hear more about whatever desperate ‘deal’ the Government has cobbled together. To keep the pressure up for a people’s vote, Best for Britain and the People’s Vote are hosting a snap rally in Central London on Tuesday 13th November (18:30 – 20:30pm). If you can go then please do, all the details are here. Neighbouring group, Devon for Europe are running a coach from Exeter, if you would like to travel with them you can get your tickets here. Also, don’t forget to write, email or speak to your MP (click here to find your MP). If you don’t have the time to write then you can use the People’s Vote Write this Wrong tool to email your MP.
Finally, we are always looking for volunteers, whether to help out with street stalls, deliver leaflets in your local area or join our core team. Please send us an email if you would like to help. Time is running short and even small actions could help prevent a disastrous Brexit being inflicted upon us and future generations.
What a fantastic turn out at the People’s vote march in London on the 20th October! It was absolutely massive – ~1% of the population of the whole UK marching in central London to Parliament Square! We had to wait over two hours just to get moving! Lots of coverage nationally including some on the BBC.
A big thank you to all those who attended, those who couldn’t come but sent messages of support (and donations) and all the organisers. It was a huge, peaceful, diverse, fun and passionate march.
We are putting a page of photographs together. If you would like to add some of you photos please email us a small version of them.
Our even-bigger coach is now full. If you want to join the march and you don’t have a space, let us know, and we can try to put you in touch with other people in the same situation so that you can put together a car-full or travel together on the train.
We have been contacted by someone who was intending to travel from Frome by train but is unfortunately unwell, so now has a spare train ticket. Let us know if you are interested.
For getting to the pick-up points, let us know if either you need a lift, or you are willing to give a lift.
See you all tomorrow; sorry about the early wake-up: it will be worth it!
As of Friday morning, a couple of late cancellations means that we have four seats available for the march tomorow. Book them here, but be quick!
It’s nearly time to march! Here is where to meet:
Full details here.
The coach filled up, but we were able to order an even bigger one. But be quick, the new seats are filling fast too!
There are no more coaches available from Taunton for Saturday (we’ve asked all the companies). If you can’t get a ticket from the links above and you would like to join us, email us, and we will try to put you in touch with other people travelling from this area, to get some car-loads together or give you company on the train.
We have now firmed up the details of the pick-up times and places; see here.
At the time of writing, our coach to the People’s March is almost full. So, if you can’t get a ticket from the links on the website and you would like to join us, email us, and we will see if we can get enough numbers to book a second coach.
Each generation has that one big political march that people still talk about many years later. The ’60’s had the Ban the Bomb marches; the noughties the march against the invasion of Iraq. Ours is less than two weeks away: the People’s Vote march, demanding a vote on any final deal (or no-deal) with the EU on Brexit, including the option to remain. And this time, we can win. A majority of politicians know that Brexit is bad for the country, its people, and its economy.
On Saturday 20th October, there will be a huge march in London. There is a coach leaving Taunton at around 7:30 in the morning, stopping off in Frome around 9:00 to pick up more people, then off to the march. We should be back in Frome around 8 pm and Taunton a little after 9. It’s going to be a great atmosphere, on the march and on the coach. We would love to have you on board.
You can book the Taunton tickets here, and the Frome ones here. See our dedicated page for the latest information.
If you would like any more information then please send us an email.
Our best bet for stopping Brexit is currently the People’s Vote campaign. There will be a march to support it in London on Saturday 20th October, and it’s going to be huge! We are planning to run a coach from Taunton; please let us know if you want a seat, using our contact form or by email.
If you live in the north or west of the county, you might find it more convenient to use one of the coaches being arranged by Bath for Europe , Bristol for Europe or Devon for Europe. But do find us and march with us under the Somerset banner!
More details as soon as we have them …
Approximately two years have passed since the 2016 referendum. During that time, new facts not apparent at the time of the referendum have come to light about the costs and complexity of Brexit. Promises made by politicians about Brexit, like more money for our NHS, are not going to be kept. The Brexit process is a complete mess and the negotiations are going badly, which makes it more likely that we will get a bad deal.
The People’s Vote campaign seeks to ensure that the government’s Brexit deal is put before the country in a public vote so that we can decide if a decision that will affect our lives for generations makes the country better or worse off. Good deal or bad deal, it’s definitely a big deal – and that’s why it should be put to a People’s Vote.
Please join us at the People’s Vote march on Saturday 23rd June. Meeting at Pall Mall from 12.00pm. All the details are here. Sorry we are not organising coaches but there may still be spaces on the coaches organised by Bath for Europe, Bristol for Europe, Devon for Europe and Dorset for Europe.