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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 2017: Our Year In Numbers

Review of the Year 2017 – in numbers On 4th December, Stratford for Europe celebrated a year’s campaigning activities with an Open Meeting attended by members of the Steering Group and many of our supporters – a total of fifty in all who enjoyed an evening of reflection and debate as well as Christmas cheer and mince pies (plus many other goodies). Many thanks to those who turned out and to everyone who has supported us over the year. What we’ve achieved this year… Review of the Year 2017 –…

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…

Campaign Activity Update – October 2017

Newsletter October 2017 Stratford for Europe – the story continues Our newsletter in June 2017 described the formation of our group and the activities we were engaged in to campaign against Brexit. Things have moved on! We have had fantastic public support from across our area, as you can see from the figures below:   June October Facebook 221 followers 361 followers + 340 likes Mailing list 315 460 Twitter followers 293 690   Our Facebook editorial team are now posting to Brighton, Bristol, Cornwall, Cardiff, Banbury, Warwick and Cheltenham…

Britain4Europe: Mass Lobby of Parliament

On 24th October, Britain for Europe organised a conference in Westminster Hall with many high-profile speakers who came to address the representatives from their associated groups all over the country. They also provided the facility and guidance on how to lobby MPs. The Stratford4Europe team came prepared with lists of questions for our local MPs and were very pleased that both Nadhim Zahawi (Stratford) and Matt Western (Warwick & Leamington), having been notified of the mass lobby, came to meet us and discuss the issues we raised. The conference ran…

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…