InFacts’ Hugo Dixon: Stop Brexit!

InFacts is a website (https://infacts.org/) which was set up by founder-editor Hugo Dixon to make the fact-based case against Brexit. It presents a daily analysis of political statements and events debunking the lies and hypocrisy of the Brexit arguments as well as acknowledging any parts which are true. In a sign of the changing tide of public opinion, InFacts has now changed its logo to include the words “Stop Brexit”. Hugo Dixon explains why: Dear Reader We have updated our mission. This is now to stop Brexit. We’ve done this…

Stratford Herald: Brexit Adds Pressure on Local Hotels

Reprinted in full from this Thursday’s edition of the Stratford Herald, see link below. “The Brexit vote is heaping yet more pressure on Stratford’s hospitality industry as local hotels struggle to recruit staff. Hotels in Stratford are already experiencing difficulties in recruiting staff, but there are fears that leaving the Europe may discourage EU workers from wanting to work in Britain’s hotels or tempt existing workers to leave. Some have suggested that worries over the fall in value of the pound and uncertainty over the rights of EU workers could…

S4E Exclusive – Meeting with Daniel Dalton MEP

Stratford4Europe members Jonathan Baker and George Longstaff secured an exclusive meeting with local MEP (and Conservative) Daniel Dalton. The following report is not a transcript but notes from that meeting as Daniel responded to set questions from Stratford4Europe. Brexit and its likely outcome Daniel voted to Remain and still feels this would have been the best outcome from the referendum in June 2016. He feels that the best deal we can hope to ever achieve with the EU is the one we have now.  Although it is technically possible for Article…

Campaign Activity Update – June 2017

Stratford for Europe – a brief history Where to start? Well, in June last year, two of our group found themselves campaigning together against leaving the EU, and given the outcome of the referendum, they felt it would be a shame if everything just stopped after June 23rd. So they sent a letter to the local paper inviting Remainers to get together to continue the challenge to Brexit. 40 people responded, and in November 2016 they assembled to hear a talk from Open Britain which enthused them to spread the…

Brexit Q&A with Stratford’s Parliamentary Candidates

Stratford4Europe asked the candidates from the four parties standing in Stratford on Avon five questions about their stance on Brexit related issues. The questions and their responses, in full, are below. What are your minimum criteria for an acceptable Brexit deal and what should be done if these are not met? Would you be willing to leave with no deal? Dominic Giles (Green Party) I would like to see us remain in the Single Market, maintain environmental laws and ensure EU citizens have the same rights after Brexit as they…

The Convention: Brexit and the Political Crash

Last week saw a two-day meeting called The Convention – Think Anew, Act Anew hosted by The Observer newspaper and organised by Henry Porter, author and journalist. Post Brexit Britain is a New World. It Requires New Thinking, New Leaders, New Voices and New Ideas. The Convention was the first large-scale event to offer organisations and individuals the chance to hear and take part in crucial debates about the United Kingdom’s future and the populist insurgencies that are sweeping Western democracies. Two members of Stratford4Europe were in attendance on the…

Secret Campaign Weapon Unveiled by Stratford4Europe

Is it a bird, is it a plane, no it’s … Stratford4Europe’s new, state-of-the-art campaign weapon, the “Battle-Bike”! On Saturday the 6th May heads turned and more than a few foreign tourists looked a little bemused as the specially commissioned Battle-Bike was unveiled to the people of Stratford for the very first time.   The high-tech campaign vehicle is a mobile street stall complete with display areas, a merchandising counter, storage space and two masts emblazoned with flags and festooned with balloons. The Battle-Bike, the brainchild and work of two…

Brendan Donnelly urges MPs to stand up against Brexit

Brendan Donnelly , a former MEP, diplomat and writer, is now the director of a prestigious research institute on European affairs. He will be speaking at the invitation of the local, pro- EU group, Stratford4Europe at a public meeting at Stratford upon Avon School on Wednesday May 17th, starting at 7.00 pm. Brendan believes that MPs should have the courage of their convictions in the matter of Brexit, and he will speak on the subject “Can and should Parliament stop Brexit? His view is that Parliament can if it wants…

Stratford District Councillor Proposes Motion To Secure Local EU Citizens’ Future

The following cross-party motion will be proposed by Councillor Fojtik and seconded by Councillor Vaudry at the forthcoming full Council meeting to be held in the Council Chamber at Stratford-on-Avon District Council, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon on Monday 24 April at 2pm. This is a public meeting and should last about one hour. The Council welcomes all EU citizens, who are expatriates from the other 27 EU Member States, and recognises the valuable role they play in our local economy and the provision of public services in Stratford-on-Avon District.…