If you were amongst the 48.1% who voted to remain in the EU and would like to stop being written out of history by the Brexiteers, then take a look at the info on this link as this might be one way of doing it.
Why are we leaving Europe? Ithought we were leaving the European Union, surely that is completely different, orthats what I voted for.
I think, at the moment, and in this context, when the word 'Europe' is used everyone knows what is meant.
I can give you examples of prominent Brexiteers who use the term 'Europe' as shorthand for the 'European Union'.
Considering the Brexit bill passed through Parliament unamended and Theresa May will trigger Article 50 any day now, I would say the march is a waste of time. You'd be better off spending the coach fare on something worthwhile.
A trip to Scotland perhaps?
Talking of Scotland, after England beat them in the 6 nations the other week, I'm surprised that they didn't ask for a rematch until they get the result that they want.
I see Ireland beat England yesterday.
Am I right in thinking that the Irish rugby team is drawn from both sides of the Irish border?
I wonder therefore, if where rugby has led, another union of a more political nature may yet follow?
It's far more than a symbolic jesture, Burneside - it's an opportunity for 'the 48%' (and the disaffected amongst 'the 52%') to demonstrate against the most negative aspects of leaving the EU, the broken pledges of the Leave campaign and the inherent risk to the Union of our four nations.
We may be leaving the EU, but I know I would not rest if I did not make every effort to press to acheive the best for Great Britain.
Count me in, Lynne.
The cross-party Leave campaign was in no position to "pledge" anything, it could only give a vision of what would be possible if we left the EU. It is up to the government, with Remainer Theresa May at the helm to negotiate the detail. As for the disaffected amongst the 52%, a recent ICM poll found that 68% of voters want the government to get on with implementing the referendum result.
So that £350 a week for the NHS on the side of the 'Leave' bus was at best only a possibility and could even be, shock horror probe, a porkie
oh and er.........polls are accurate now then, are they?
If you read the wording on the side of that bus it could only have ever been a suggestion, because the Leave campaign was not, and is not, the government. Is it really that difficult to understand?
Well it seems it was for an awful lot of people...........
Only by Remoaners who can't accept the referendum result...
The result is one thing, burneside. The deal (or no deal) is another.
Sooooo.....Is the protest about a deal that hasn't even been negotiated yet?
A deal may not have been negotiated yet but from the noises coming from the government it would seem they are looking at a deal of the hard Brexit kind. By doing that they are effectively ignoring the wishes of the 48.1% who voted to remain.
Whatever happened to that thing us Brits are famed for?
In 1975 I had to accept that we were going into the Common Market which I didnt vote for.The millions that lost that vote had to endure over 40yrs of something we didnt want. If it had stayed as it was and not conned us into a Federal Europe Im sure this referendum would never had happened. Im sorry Lynne I respect a lot of what you say but this time I disagree strongly the sooner we are out the better, Im not stupid enough to think it will be plain sailing but Im sure the end product will be worth it. And just for the record I know quite a few under 40s that voted out.
And in all those 40+ years you and others who felt aggrieved with our membership of the EU (as it subsequently became) had the opportunity to hold rallies, marches, write letters to papers, lobby MPs etc in protest at what you thought was wrong. Some of you even formed your own party - UKIP. As was your right to do.
And just for the record I know a lot of over 40s that voted remain.
A hard Brexit was not something that many of the 52% would have wanted either, Lynne.
And while Nigel Farage may have called for a fresh referendum when he thought the country was about to vote to remain in the EU (by a similarly narrow margin, as it transpired, to the vote to leave) most of the public going on the march on Saturday will be hoping more to influence the considerations of the impending negotiations, rather than influence what may happen when the Government - one way or another - goes to the country again.
To vote to leave the EU was a binary choice - in or out. But with all the talk during the campaigning about the models that other European countries adopted (e.g. Norway and Switzerland) which left their countries outside the EU but within the single European market, many leave voters would now be expecting our government to negotiate a similar path, that would disadvantage our country in the least way possible.
Such an arrangement has seemed further and further away however, in the run up to the triggering of Article 50, with even well considered (and well supported) Lords amendments (rights for EU residents to remain; a meaningful vote by Parliament) proposed and finally rejected by our Government and some opposition MPs. A hard and potentially painful Brexit now seems a likely outcome. This may suit some - however for many others a fairer and more pragmatic settlement which will help bind our nations rather than tear them apart should be the aim.
As you say Lynne, compromise - not a sign of weakness, but of good negotiation.
If I wanted to negotiate any kind of deal would I:
a) be making noises that if I didn't get fair treatment I would walk away with nothing rather than leave with detrimental terms
b) tell the other party everything that I would give them and put this in place before negotiations began in the forlorn hope that they might be benificent in return.
I think it would probably be the former.
All this talk about 'hard brexit' is pure speculation by those who are following their own agenda e.g. SNP, Remainers etc.
29th March DDay Article 50 will be triggered Hallelujah !!!!
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Liberal leftists attempting to upset the majority democratic vote. Scared to death of the changes that may see huge benifits to our country. Like control of our borders and imigration, free world trade, closer ties with a Trump led America and a Putin led Russia instead of idiots like Angela Merkel and the Swedish ecconomic migrant loving government.
Ignore the mamby pamby, rainbow warrior, tree hugging, blame mental illness, terrorist sympathisers and lets make Britain Great again
Oh dear. Where do I begin? (and I did think about not gracing that posting above with a response but.....)
Did I imagine it or did quite a number of Conservatives campain for, and then (I assume) vote for, Remain.? Thought so.
Trump and Putin, quite understandably, will put their countries interests' first. Whether or not the UK (if the UK still exists) will benefit from that is anyone's guess. What might those two gentleman wish to have in return?
And since when did those who have a care for the environment also have terrorist sympathies?
Those attending the march on Saturday will not be attempting to upset democracy. Quite the opposite.
They will be participating in it.
And should anyone wish to read up a little about free trade, brexit, the EU, tariffs, and WTO rules click on this link
Here's a comment taken from the Unite for Europe Facebook page:
Need to keep making our voices heard. Brexit is wrong. It will hurt too many people. It will make us poorer intellectually, spiritually and financially and has no chance of ever making Britain "great" again. Let's stop it while we still can- come and shout loud in London on Saturday.
Supporters of Unite for Europe want to stop Brexit in its tracks. So, please, stop spouting all that guff about participating in democracy.
Many have great concerns about what Brexit will mean for this country.
And they have a democratic right to express that opinion.
To the point of expressing a wish to overturn the democratic vote? As I said in a previous post, after the recent parliamentary votes Brexit is happening. No amount of petulant marching will change that. Why don't you and your ilk just respect democracy?
I expect there are a lot of people in this country expressing wishes that we didn't have a Tory government. Some, further express these wishes by going on marches in London.
The goverment may have been democratically elected, but the disaffected electorate have a democratic right to express their dissatisfaction with various government policies.
As far as I am concerned Brexit is no different.
Addendum: and I fully expect that if TM comes back from the EU with a deal that Brexiteers do not like then they too will be making their voices heard on the matter.
Who knows, they might even organise a march in London!
You have posted an article that is behind a paywall and unreadable.
The Yanks sure know how to screw you over for a buck, don't they Burnside. Something the UK Government should be keenly aware of if (as the WSJ article concludes) Brexit negotiations end with us falling back on the 'no deal' WTO trading arrangements.
The webpage can be accessed on @WSJ on Twitter - if I can find an alternative working link I will post it to this thread.
We had the only poll that mattered on June 23rd last year. You're sounding more like dim-Tim Farron with every passing day.
With the passage of time people's opinions can always change.
The U.K. voted to leave the E.U. and that's what was on the label.
The only problem is that we still have a need to do trade with the european countries and they are all legally bound to the self appointed dictatorship that calls itself the European Union.
Like it or not we have decided to leave, but still have to stay in some twisted way to trade.
The only thing I can guarantee is that the self appointed bureaucrats of the E.U. are going to do everything in their power to make an example of us to the other E.U. members. Just to try and stop the domino effect that may well happen if we were to get an easy departure from membership and still retain a decent trade deal, etc, etc.
The next 2 years will certainly show, or not, the steel of our governement and how much they are inclined to actually work for their pay and the betterment of the U.K. population, something that has been sadly lacking for decades.
The vote on the 23rd June mattered, burneside - but nothing like as much as the difficult choices that now await our Government as a consequence. Pressing our representatives in power to put political dogma aside and do what is best for the prosperity and benefit of our country is a fundamental freedom which I hope many will exercise tomorrow.
Nine months since the referendum is no time at all, we haven't even started the Brexit negotiations for God's sake. I suggest you wait a decade or two before revisiting this particular issue. After all, the Brexiteers of 1975 had to wait four decades before they were given another chance.
It isn't up to me when this issue gets revisited next.
It is up to the people of this country.
Could be next year.
Could be in 40 years time.
Could be never at all.
It's for the population to decide - and I guess how the population will view things will depend on how things pan out.