A bigger coach

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.

Somerset coaches to the People’s Vote march are now live

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.

People’s Vote March, 20th October

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 …

 

March for a People’s Vote

Approximately two years has 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.

And the People Marched …

What a wonderful turn out at the People’s March for Europe in London on Saturday 9th September, including a group from Somerset Loves Europe. It was very inspiring to meet so many people that are passionate about maintaining a positive and constructive relationship with Europe. A big thank you to the organisers, the speakers, all those who attended and those who showed their support. Here is the report of the march from the BBC news. We are putting together a photo gallery from the day so please email us your photographs.

Although summer may be over, the political temperature is hotting up again and Brexit is front and central on the national political agenda, both in Westminster and at the forthcoming party conferences. It’s important that pro-Europeans make our voices heard. So don’t miss out on the next big events including Bournemouth, Brighton and the really big one in Manchester.

So next up it is Bournemouth  …

People’s March for Europe

The People’s March for Europe is happening this Saturday in London.

There are many other events happening throughout the autumn. Please attend as many as possible to make your voice heard. Here are just a few …

Sunday 17th September – Liberal Democrats Party Conference – Bournemouth
Sunday 24th September – Labour Party Conference – Brighton
Sunday 1st October – Conservative Party Conference – Manchester
Saturday 14th October – Regional Rallies – Bristol and other locations

Bath for Europe and Bristol for Europe are organising transport to some of the above so please contact them if this helps with your travel arrangements.

Cadbury Castle – Europe Day Picnic

Thanks to all those who joined us at Cadbury Castle for our Europe Day picnic. The weather was perfect with the rain showers avoiding us. The scenery was stunning and the company great. The treasure hunt proved suitably challenging so well done to all those that took part. We have added a few photographs to our photo gallery (if you have any others please email them to us and we’ll add them).

Next year we will be celebrating Europe Day again so please send us your suggestions for the best picnic site in Somerset.

Manifesto for Europe

With a General Election looming, it is important that all those who do not want to see Brexit happen to our country and our children’s futures, who do not believe that democracy ended on 23 June 2016, and who believe that the right thing for the UK to do is to remain in the EU, get their voices heard, and unite behind a shared banner.

Britain for Europe has launched a Manifesto for Europe to provide a rallying cry and a point of reference for all those who care about democracy, human rights, and fundamental values. We want as many people as possible, including all the political parties, to sit up and take notice.

  • Please visit http://www.britainforeurope.org and, a) click on the “Like” button at the bottom, and b) share it widely with friends, family, and contacts through Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and more – we want to reach as many people as possible.
  • Ask your Parliamentary candidates to endorse it – if not, which statements do they disagree with?

The EU is about much more than trade deals. British values are European values. It’s time we, civil society, said so loud and clear.

Europe Day Celebrations

Throughout the UK picnics are being organised to celebrate Europe Day. We have chosen the historic Cadbury Castle, reputed home of the legendary King Arthur, as our picnic location. Please join us on Sunday 14th May to celebrate peace and unity throughout Europe. Please invite your family and friends, bring your favourite picnic food and let’s celebrate Europe.

For more information please see the poster or send us an email.

For more information about Europe Day Picnics in other areas please see the Greenwich For Europe website.