Stratford4Europe Asks On Local Issues, “Brexit. Is it worth it?”

To mark the anniversary of triggering Article 50, Stratford4Europe are asking the constituents of Stratford-on-Avon, “Is Brexit Worth It?”. Designed to open dialogue, Stratford4Europe are asking people if, one year on, is Brexit really worth it? Is it worth the risk to our local economy which relies on the agriculture, automotive and hospitality industries?  Is it worth the rising food and petrol prices? Is it worth the risk to our NHS?  Is it worth the risk to our relationships within the Union, with Ireland and with our European friends and…

Update from “Brexit: Is it worth it?” National Bus Tour

The Is it worth it? campaign was launched as an online crowdfunding appeal in December 2017, initiated by local non-party grassroots group Camden for Europe.  Over 600 ordinary people from around the UK donated a total of over £16,000 to make it possible. Charles Sleaford, organiser and crowdfunder, reported: “The main aim was to get media coverage and we achieved: 6 national TV programmes 18 national newspaper and on-line stories 9 regional and local TV and radio programmes 21 regional and local newspaper and on-line stories 7 international TV and radio…

Brexit Cafe: Bridging The Divide, One Cup At A Time

Following the success of our December launch, a radical new initiative called “Brexit Café” is being held again. This bi-monthly event aims to help build bridges between those on either side of the highly charged and emotive Brexit debate. Everyone will be welcome to drop in for a free tea or coffee and a chat.  There will be the possibility to discuss things in a calm and friendly environment. Come and share a ‘cuppa’ with us and exchange opinions with those from both sides of the Brexit debate. At a…

S4E Street Stall Survey – Focus On The NHS

On Saturday, November 11th, nearly three hundred members of the public were asked the following questions: How did you vote in the EU referendum? How would you vote now? Is Brexit turning out better or worse than you expected? Do you think that Brexit will help or harm the NHS? The results gave the following headlines: Compared to voting at the time of the referendum to now there was an overall swing from Leave to Remain of 14% net. Were this to be replicated nationally it would reverse the EU…

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…

Stratford4Europe’s Campaign Goes Global!

Left to right: Jeff Kenner, Cllr. Juliet Short, Karla Adam, Griff Witte, Meg Gain and Jonathan Baker. STRATFORD4EUROPE’S CAMPAIGN GOES GLOBAL! When one of the most widely circulated newspapers in the USA, The Washington Post, the same paper that famously exposed the Watergate scandal, wants to do a news story on Brexit where do they go and who do they want to speak to?  The answers: Stratford-upon-Avon, and Stratford4Europe. On Thursday 16th March two journalists from the London Bureau of The Washington Post, Karla Adam and Griff Witte, travelled up…

Stratford-on-Avon “Unite for Europe” March on Parliament

STRATFORD-ON-AVON DELEGATION TO MARCH ON PARLIAMENT On Saturday 25th March, a 60 strong delegation from the Stratford District will travelling down to London by coach to represent Stratford-on-Avon on the ‘Unite for Europe National March to Parliament’.  A similar number of residents will also be journeying down under their own steam and meeting up in Park Lane.  It is estimated that this will be largest contingent from Stratford ever to take part in a national demonstration. The combined group from Stratford will be joining like-minded groups from across the country…

S4E Launch Welcomes A C Grayling

‘FIGHTING FOR EUROPE!’ On 1st March, 2017, Stratford4Europe received a fantastic launch when more than 200 people came to hear an address by Professor A.C. Grayling, a well known academic and writer who campaigns against Brexit. He often contributes well-researched articles to ‘The New European’ newspaper but on this occasion he came to Stratford to explain his views in person. He told us why the referendum did not give the government a legitimate mandate to take Britain out of Europe. He said the electorate was gerrymandered to exclude many who…