The Event & Speakers 9.9.2017

 

Event Info Pack

We have compiled all the relevant info and maps into one PDF that you can download for the day. This info pack will be updated the Friday before the march so keep an eye out for a new version. If you down load this to your phone you will have all the info you need for the day, regardless of mobile phone coverage.

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Speakers Corner

If you represent a group or have recommendations for speakers please use the form at the bottom of this page to let us know.

Graham Hughes as Master of Ceremonies

Graham Hughes (38) is an adventurer, TV presenter, filmmaker and writer from Liverpool. He attended the prestigious Liverpool Blue Coat school and studied politics and modern history at Manchester University.

In 2009 he set off to become the first person to visit every country in the world without flying, an incredibly complex feat of logistics, imagination, diplomacy and bravado. He crossed into his 201st country in January 2013, picking up a unique Guinness World Record along the way.

For the past three years, he has been living off-grid in the jungles of Panama, but he returned to the UK in April this year to stand for parliament, keeping his word that he would do so should his local Labour MP vote to trigger Article 50.

Over the last three weeks, he has been on his latest adventure: “The Eurodyssey Challenge” – a non-stop journey to all 50 countries of Europe in just 18 days using just trains, buses and ferries. Graham is, of course, passionate about staying in the EU. In his own words “I have committed no crime, we have lost no war, I will not stand idly by while my rights and freedoms are stripped from me.”

Bob Geldof

Bob is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, political activist and occasional actor. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and early 1980s, alongside the punk rock movement. The band had Number One hits with his compositions “Rat Trap” and “I Don’t Like Mondays”. He co-wrote “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, one of the best-selling singles of all time, and starred in Pink Floyd’s 1982 film Pink Floyd – The Wall as “Pink.”

Geldof is widely recognised for his activism, especially anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa. In 1984 he and Midge Ure founded the charity supergroup Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. They went on to organise the charity super-concert Live Aid the following year and the Live 8 concerts in 2005. Geldof currently serves as an adviser to the ONE Campaign, founded by fellow Irishman Bono, and is a member of the Africa Progress Panel (APP), a group of ten distinguished individuals who advocate at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa. A single father, Geldof has also been outspoken for the fathers’ rights movement.

Geldof was appointed an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II, and is a recipient of the Man of Peace title which recognises individuals who have made “an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace”, among numerous other awards and nominations. In 2005 he received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

Katharine Hamnett (Fashion Designer/Activist)

Beginning in 1989, with research showing pesticide poisoning in cotton-growing regions, and sweatshop labour a major part of the textiles industry, Hamnett began lobbying for major changes in the way the industry operated. After disappointment with the results, Hamnett terminated most of her licensing arrangements, and in 2005 relaunched her line under stricter ethical guidelines, including manufacturing and agricultural practices.

At one point, Hamnett met with then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher wearing her own t-shirt with the slogan “58% DON’T WANT PERSHING”, a reference to polls showing public opposition in the United Kingdom against the basing of Pershing missiles in the country. In 2003, at a London fashion show, Hamnett’s catwalk models wore shirts with “STOP WAR, BLAIR OUT”, a reference to the looming invasion of Iraq.

Rich Vernon (The Mission UK) Rory Francis (Coed Cadw – Woodlands Trust)

Rich is a British-born musician and songwriter best known as the bass guitarist of UK rock band The Mission and previously with The Only Ones vocalist and cult artist Peter Perrett in The One. He lives in Wales where his family speak three languages and is a passionate supporter of free movement and internationalism.

Rory leads the team which handles the Trust’s communications work in Wales, integrating the delivery of our engagement, communications and campaigning work in Wales in close association with the other Wales based staff. This involves campaigning for better protection of our woods and trees and the creation of more native woodland. The Welsh Government has adopted a far-sighted ambition to create 100,000 hectares of new woodland across the country of the next 20 years and an important part of my job is now to work with the Welsh Government and others to help deliver this. Like the rest of the world, Wales faces huge environmental challenges. The answer to many of them is: “Plant more trees”.

Dr Mike Galsworthy (Scientists for EU / Healther IN)

Mike is co-founder and director of the campaign groups Scientists for EU and Healthier in the EU. Mike has analysed and written widely on EU research programmes and science policy since 2009. His work has been cited in Government and House of Lords documents and he has given invited talks on science, the EU and Brexit all over the UK and internationally. Since starting the Scientists for EU campaign in May 2015, he has been video blogging about Brexit on Facebook and Twitter. His Facebook videos have been watched over 8 million times in the last year.

 

Marie-Elsa Bragg (Duty Chaplain of Westminster Abbey)

Marie-Elsa Roche Bragg is half French, half Cumbrian and was brought up in London. Her first novel ‘Towards Mellbreak’ was published by Chatto & Windus in April 2017 and her second is due in 2018. She writes for Radio 4, Church Times, Tablet and other papers. She is a Priest in the diocese of London and a Duty Chaplain of Westminster Abbey.

Marie-Elsa has been a Spiritual Director for over 20 years and an Ignatian (Jesuit) Spiritual Director for over 18 of those years. She works with people from different walks of life, traditions, religions and experiences of faith whilst also dedicating part of her work to those in religious orders such as monastic orders, clergy and the Padres of the Royal Navy.  She also lectures on subjects around theology, religion, tradition, ritual, interfaith and spirituality.

In 2007-2009, alongside working in a parish in Kilburn, she was part time assistant to the Speakers Chaplain for the House of Commons and from her work there, she was invited to Oxford University Said Business School as a programme director and programme developer, lecturer, and coach on leadership development.  The programme she designed and worked on worked with businesses and governments around the world.

A large focus of Marie-Elsa’s work is with women; 1-1, groups and on retreats.

Steve Bray (S.O.D.E.M)

I’m Steve Bray from South Wales, like you I feel Brexit is destructive not only to the Nation but our future lives, prosperity, diversity and culture, and that of all of our European friends and Partners. I realise there is division amongst us so the movement Stand of Defiance European Movement was formed to help bring unity amongst the Remain groups whatever your message, slogan, Nationality, Political beliefs or race. If you are for Remain – Sodem.

 

 

 

Bea Kindred (Activist)

My name is Bea, I am an average woman nothing special. I am a German national having lived in the UK for some 37 years. I came here because I have been politically active for a long time, most notably I lived at a women’s peace camp in the 80’s (Greenham Common).

I grew up in post-war Germany and asked other Germans why did you not do anything? I always got the answer, there was nothing I could do. I never want to give that answer to my children and now my grand children. I believe we must stand up to fascism, racism, corruption and protect peace at all times. I believe Brexit threatens the peace between EU nations, that it is hugely damaging to the UK and that my rights and the rights of the 3 million EU citizens in the UK are already being threatened and eroded.

Conor McArdle & Gary Paterson

Conor is a Law Student at Queens University Belfast, having grown up as a child of the peace process in Northern Ireland he has developed a great affection and affinity for the European Project and the role it played. He is a member of the board of New Europeans Ireland and am the representative for Northern Ireland. He is also active in The European Youth Parliament. Growing up in a border region the effects of Brexit and namely a hard border would be devastating to my home and its people.

Gary is an activist in European and Scottish politics, serving as New Europeans’ Scotland Coordinator, the founder of Bringing Europeans Together Association Scotland, while also working as an Assistant to a Member of the Scottish Parliament. He has served as a former Vice President of NUS Scotland, Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament, and Scotland’s Youth Ambassador to Europe.

Gary believes passionately in the mission of Europe to unite its citizens in a future of peace and prosperity and is determined to fight against the erosion of these hard won gains.

Both as a young person and as a Scottish European, Gary believes that Scotland’s vote to stay in Europe must be respected and that the forced removal from the EU by a campaign which itself claims to be the victim is both hypocritical and unjustified. He believes that Europe belongs to all its citizens, and he continues to fight to realise the promise of our shared future in Europe.

Judith R and Louise Brown

My name is Judith R, born and raised in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Grandfather (Frank Robson) was an activist and organised Jarrow March when he was in his early 20’s. Brought up with his values. Studied German and European Studies at University, received ESF funding for Masters of Science degree at a time in my life when I needed to change direction.Involved in my local group, the aim of which is to stop Brexit and change public opinion of our fellow North Easterners.
Louise is a passionate supporter of the EU after being an Erasmus student allowed me to study in Europe where she has also worked. Being a Speech and Language Therapist, She sees the devastating effects of EU health workers leaving the UK. I’m a founding member of North East for Europe.

Steve Gavin

Steve is a native of the great European City of Liverpool where he lives and works within the Port of Liverpool. A veteran of the Royal Navy he had never been politically active in his life apart from voting regularly, where he could best be described as a floating voter. This all changed in the immediate post referendum period whilst on holiday with his family in Germany. On their return they set up the ‘Liverpool Loves EU’ group which later became the ‘Liverpool for Europe’ group.

Steve has been on numerous marches and demonstrations in the past 15 months meeting many people who, just like him, stand aghast at what is happening in the United Kingdom. Steve maintains the only good thing to come out of ‘Brexit’ is that he has met fantastic, committed people who have become his friends.

Julie Ward MEP (Labour)

Julie Ward was a poet, theatre worker, cultural activist and social entrepreneur before being elected as Labour MEP for the NW of England in 2014, helping to kick out the racist Nazi holocaust-denier Nick Griffin of the BNP. She is now Labour’s European spokesperson on Culture and Education and a member of the European Parliament’s Women’s Rights & Gender Equality Committee as well as being a UNCRPD link MEP for the Culture and Education Committee. She is the President of Stand Up To Racism (Greater Manchester) and a founder of the pan-European parliamentary Elie Wiesel Network which raises awareness of genocide and genocide denial and works to avert mass atrocities working closely with the European Grassroots Anti-Racist Network. She is also a member of Parliamentarians for Global Action and the Women in Parliaments Global Forum. Julie is an advocate of life-long learning, having entered higher education for the first time at the age of 52, gaining a Masters in Education and International Development 3 years later from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
I came into politics to defend the Europe that I believe is possible, a social Europe. I passionately believe in “an ever-closer union of peoples” and that Europe belongs first and foremost to its citizens. The EU is not something anonymous, divorced from our everyday lives. It is all of us, all 500+ million, sharing many identities but brought together in our common endeavour to live in peace following two terrible world wars. My ancestors were French Huguenots fleeing religious persecution in the late 18th century. They brought textile (lace-making) skills with them and helped to create a thriving industry in Nottingham. I am an anti-austerity campaigner and I fear that Brexit will make us all poorer materially, socially, and culturally. I am a signatory of the recently established Labour Campaign for Freedom of Movement which is a fundamental freedom of our EU membership.

Patience Wheatcroft (Conservatives)

Patience is a non-executive director of Fiat Chrysler and of St James’s Place Plc. She is Chairman of the Financial Times Complaints Commission. She is also a deputy chairman of the British Museum. She was Business and City Editor of The Times for nine years before taking up the Editorship of the Sunday Telegraph. Then she decided to see business from the other side, leaving journalism to join the boards of Barclays and the property company, Shaftesbury. In July 2009, she returned to journalism, as Editor in Chief of the Wall Street Journal Europe. She left that role at the beginning of 2011 to become a working Conservative peer.

 

Madeleina Kay (Young European Movement)

Madeleina is the comms officer for YEM (Young European Movement) She is a young author/illustrator, musician and political activist from Sheffield. She is Comms Officer for the Young European Movement and a member of the No10vigil anti-Brexit campaign group. She is committed to using the arts to fight against social injustice.

 

 

 

Maria Spirova (New Europeans)

Maria is an EU citizen living in London. A lifelong Anglophile, as a Bulgarian journalist she serves as a freelance UK correspondent to various outlets. Covering the impact that Brexit, not having even happened yet, has already had on communities in Britain, she became convinced that the very fabric of modern British society is at stake – and that it is worth fighting for unity and reason bow more than ever. This is why Maria decided to become a member of New Europeans – it made it possible for her and many other Europeans who love and live in Britain to campaign for the rights of all EU citizens – which includes Brits – and be heard by the Parliament, the Home Office, the European Commission and the European Parliament in Brussels.

Maria believes that it has never been possible to take Europe out of Britain and it is equally impossible to take Britain out of Europe – now or in future. You can’t take the milk out of the coffee…or the tea.

Maria graduated from Oxford with an MSc in Criminology and has held various editorial positions with the Bulgarian News Agency and other national media outlets in Bulgaria, and now publishes in Bulgarian and English, for She is the winner of the Reporting Europe Prize 2014, awarded for her series of articles on the Bulgarian anti-government protests which took place for most of 2013.

Sir Ed Davey MP (Liberal Democrats)

Shadow Home Secretary, MP for Kingston & Surbiton

Liberal Democrats are one of two UK parties, along with the Green Party, that has consistently opposed Brexit, and additionally that Brexit ‘will be so damaging to people who live in our area.’ He argues that ‘people will see the green agenda, the fair agenda that we provided and see how out of touch the Conservatives have been,’ and that the Conservatives have ‘made the country more divided that people can remember in generations.’

Ed was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, and later Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. He’s currently the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Home Affairs.

Tom Brake MP (Liberal Democrats)

Exiting the European Union; International Trade; First Secretary of State, MP for Carshalton and Wallington

Tom Brake has been the MP for Carshalton and Wallington since 1997.

Tom was born in Leicestershire and from the age of eight, lived with his family in France, attending the Lycee International. Upon returning to England, Tom attended Imperial College, London where he gained a BSc (Hons) degree in Physics.

Tom was actively involved in human rights issues as a student. In 1988 he became a Liberal Democrat Councillor in the London Borough of Hackney before moving to Carshalton in 1990. Tom was elected as a Sutton Councillor in 1994.

 

Viv Pointon and Terry Maher (Labour Against Brexit)

Like many, we woke up on June 24th 2016 shocked, devastated and angry about a campaign of lies and deceit that led to the Leave result.

We decided we weren’t going to lie down and see our democracy, our British values, our economy and our place in the world suffer at the hands of the lies.

We came together as Labour Against Brexit in January as a grassroots, social media-based campaign, run on a volunteer basis by long term Labour Members. We are passionate Labour people who believe the UK is stronger, safer and better off inside the EU.

We believe by the strength of our common endeavour that we can make a difference to our Party’s current policy position on Brexit so that Labour reverts to its long-held pro-EU stance. Ultimately, we aim to play our part in stopping Brexit as we believe it is abundantly clear that any deal, or indeed no deal, is significantly worse than continued membership of the EU.

We have 16,000 followers or members on Facebook and Twitter and we have one rule only: Be the best of the Labour Party.

Mary Honeyball MEP (Labour)

I entered the European Parliament in 2000, following three decades of involvement in Labour politics. Since becoming an MEP I have taken a special interest in women’s issues, and act as the Labour spokesperson for women’s rights and gender equality.

I am currently a full member of the Legal Affairs Committee and a substitute member of the Culture and Education Committee. I have contributed to securing important advances, including measures to tackle child safety online and steps to broaden employment and learning opportunities for Europe’s youth. I have also worked on copyright and cultural issues, advancing the cause of creators and the creative industries.

I have a long track record in London politics, having spent eight years on Barnet Borough Council as well as chairing the London Labour Party Women’s Committee. I was a founder member of the Labour Party National Policy Forum and spent three years as treasurer of Emily’s List, an organisation which helped women secure seats in Parliament.

Raluca Enescu (New Europeans)

Raluca is a London – based charity worker and health policy researcher. She is an LSE graduate and has been campaigning with New Europeans since 2014
“As one of the many students who was empowered by EU freedom of movement to study and work in the UK, I identify as European on a very personal level. In the face of rising xenophobia, New Europeans are giving a voice to people like me and to the values that unite us “
In July 2017 Raluca worked with Julie Ward MEP and Samia Badani from New Europeans to lobby the European Parliament in Strasbourg, calling on MEPs to support the campaign for immediate unilateral guarantees for UK citizens in the EU.
Raluca has worked on health promotion projects for Community Links delivering community-based cancer awareness campaigns in London.
She spends her Saturdays doing casework for EU citizens in vulnerable or exploitative work situations.

Rafal  Skarbek

Rafal is the founder and CEO of Diversity Voice, a charity working with ethnic minorities in schools in Somerset. He has been a community organiser and campaign activist since 2001, working with addicts, mental health patients and adults with learning disabilities. As head of the Mid-West Communities Association and Somerset Racial Equality Council officer he has experienced representing EU citizens in the South-West and in particular dealing with hate crime, immigration support, welfare rights adviser and training on Race Equality. His work with BME communities in the South West brought him into contact with New Europeans and an invitation to speak on the People’s March for Europe.
His work with BME communities in the South West brought him into contact with New Europeans and an invitation to speak on the People’s March for Europe.

Prof. Tanja Bueltmann

Tanja Bueltmann is Professor in History at Northumbria University in Newcastle. Originally from Germany, Tanja arrived in the UK from New Zealand, where she did her PhD, in early 2009. Her connection to the UK goes back longer than that, however, as she previously lived here to do a Voluntary Social Year in a home for disabled people, and another year as an Erasmus exchange student.

As a migration historian, Tanja has long since been concerned about the scapegoating of migrants in the UK’s tabloid press, and how anti-migration rhetoric fuelled the Leave campaigns during the EU referendum. But as an EU national herself, Tanja is also directly affected by Brexit on a deeply personal level as it is the UK that she considers her home.

The EU has been critical to maintaining peace throughout Europe after the Second World War, and the friendship and collaboration it has promoted is unprecedented. Upholding these achievements, and to protect the rights of EU nationals in the UK and Britons in the EU, is why Tanja continues to actively campaign against Brexit.

Stuart Clark (Stand Up for Europe)

Stuart campaigns for Electoral Reform in UK and Federalism in UK and Europe. He has worked for a global ticketing company for 30 years and is currently Product Support Manager for Europe. He lives in London and Cornwall.

He was a member of SDP in his early years. He was the leader of the UK section of the European Federalist Party for four years, and is now Nominations officer for Federalist Party of the United Kingdom and is currently helping to set up the London city team for Stand Up for Europe, a pan European pro federalist movement. He is also a member of the Liberal Democrat Federalist group and a member of the New Europeans.

Stuart believes friendly dialogue is the only way to make any progress in politics and affect positive change. There is no right or wrong, simply a difference of opinion. There are four types of people in our country, those who agree with us, those who don’t, those who do not vote and those who can’t vote. We should bear this in mind in whatever we do and say.

Stuart is proud to be joining the People’s March for Europe on the 9th September 2017.

Wiktor Moszczynski

Polish-born campaigner and columnist, former City trader, now employed by London Chamber of Commerce.  Born in London in 1946 of Polish political refugees, BA in International Relations (Sussex), I979-1980 Ipswich Councillor, 1982-1983, Chair, Polish Solidarity Campaign, 1983 Labour Parliamentary candidate in Bury St Edmunds.

1984 Labour Euro-Parliamentary candidate in Suffolk 1986-1990, Ealing Borough Councillor 1990-1992 Chair, North Circular Road (Ealing) Action Group. 1990-1993, Vice-Chairman, Federation of Poles in Gt Britain. 1994-2001 Editor of “Orzel Bialy” monthly.

2004-2008 Spokesman of Federation of Poles in GB who, successfully challenged anti-Polish campaign in the “Daily Mail”, from 2012 – Chairman of the Friends of Polish Veterans Association. Also currently Senior Adviser to the3million group.

Author of “Hello, I’m Your Polish Neighbour” and “Polak Londynczyk”. Awarded Commander Cross of Order of Merit for the Republic of Poland in 2014. Married since 1972 to Albina Drabik, with one son.

Seb Dance MEP (Labour)

Seb is a British Member of the European Parliament for the London region who sits in the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats Group (S&D). Seb is the UK Labour Party’s environment and climate change spokesperson in Europe.

He is a Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and was coordinator for the S&D Group in the Parliament’s inquiry committee into the dieselgate scandal (EMIS). He has been particularly active on issues related to air quality and transport and was the S&D Group shadow rapporteur for the revision of the National Emissions Ceiling Directive.

Prior to entering the European Parliament, Seb led various campaigns for ActionAid UK, an international development charity, focusing primarily on fighting poverty and tax avoidance by multi-national companies. He also worked as an advisor to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland between 2007 and 2009.

Dr Claire Fielden (EU In Brum)

Dr Claire Fielden is an Audiologist and Clinical Researcher with a long history of working for the NHS. She specialises in cochlear implants: a treatment for severe hearing losses. She was born in South Wales, but has been living in the Midlands for the last 20 years. She is an active member of the pro-remain group EU in Brum.

 

 

 

Elena Remigi  & Dr Véronique Martin (Brexit Testimonies) (the3million)

Elena Remigi, Italian interpreter and translator from Milan, living near London. Founder and Project leader of “Our Brexit Testimonies” and co-editor of “In Limbo: Brexit Testimonies from EU citizens in the UK“.

Dr Véronique Martin, French author, a resident of the UK for 30 years. Associate project leader of “Our Brexit Testimonies” and co-editor of In Limbo: Brexit Testimonies from EU citizens in the UK.

In Limbo” is a not-for profit collection of personal accounts written by EU citizens living in the UK that reveal the emotional and practical turmoil they have experienced since the 2016 referendum. It aims to give a voice to a sample of the three million who are so often treated in our political discourse as a depersonalised mass of “migrants”. In contrast, it shows them as individuals with life stories that have been interrupted, plunged into limbo, by political events few had anticipated. The book is available on Amazon International.

Jean Lambert MEP (Green Party MEP for London)

Jean Lambert MEPHaving represented Londoners with great pride for almost 20 years, I have no doubt that it’s in my constituents’ and my country’s best interests to remain inside the European Union. The EU has provided so many benefits – it is more than a trading bloc – it aims to champion human rights, high environmental standards and workers’ rights across the world.

Brexit puts these hard-won gains at risk in the UK. It places greater powers into the hands of the British Government which have – time after time – appeared nonchalant at best toward upholding citizen’s basic rights and protections.

We should all be alarmed that ministers are hell-bent on achieving a ‘hard’ Brexit at any cost. Those in the driving seat appear to have little grasp of the complexity of unpicking the UK’s relationship with the EU. Meanwhile, their abrasive negotiation techniques threaten to burn bridges, leading to a dangerous economic cliff-edge.

The British people are more divided than ever but Brexit will not solve our growing inequalities. For me and the Green Party, there’s a clear solution. We should have the chance to vote in another referendum – one which will give voters the option to back the terms of the Government’s final deal or to remain in the European Union.

Jolyon Maugham QC

Jolyon Maugham QCJo became a Queen’s Counsel in 2015. In 2016, The Lawyer featured him as one of only 10 members of the Bar in their ‘Hot 100 2016’. And he was described by The Times as ‘one of the country’s leading barristers’. He has advised both the UK government and Ed Miliband’s Labour Party on tax policy and is a key opinion former in the field.

Jo is the founder and director of the Good Law Project, a not for profit which uses the law to advance progressive values. He is currently pursuing litigation against Uber’s London entity to establish whether it is avoiding £200m per annum of value added tax.

He is a regular contributor in the national media. He has written for the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Times and others. He is a former Chair of Gingerbread and the Fatherhood Institute.

Prof. Emmy van Deurzen (New Europeans)

Emmy van DeurzenLeaving the European Union, with its philosophy of peaceful collaboration, freedom, equality and mutuality is a form of self-harm that will cast a shadow over the country for years and decades to come and will particularly affect the younger generation. It is an irrational decision that will reduce our standing and reputation in the world greatly. History will struggle to make sense of it and will condemn the UK for its appalling treatment of its EU citizens as well. The decision will have to be reversed sooner or later and we should have the courage to do so before too much irreparable damage is done to our country.

Emmy van Deurzen is a professor of psychology and psychotherapy who was born and raised in the Netherlands and who has lived and worked in the U.K. for 40 years.

 

No 10 Vigil (here to entertain and enthral)

The Vigil has been going since  Wednesday 22nd February!…singing, banners, guest speakers, mutual support and the odd stunt – and going even stronger than ever after a summer of going to festivals around London, plus a trip on the Thames!

Why we are doing this:

  • To stand up for our rights and show that we are not going away, that we are standing firm.
  • To prove we exist! That May lies when she says that 65 million are uniting behind her.
  • To deliver the positive message of why the UK is Better In!
  • We want to break the political paralysis from which this government suffers (“the will of the people”.)
  • We want to encourage Remainers.
  • We want to make it clear that leaving the EU is not a done deal.
  • We want to make MPs aware of the energy and intention of the Remain movement.
  • We can provide a platform for MPs
  • We want to have a more transparent and more vigorous relationship with the EU.
  • We will lend our support to Pro Europe candidates
  • And likewise, will work against pro-Brexit candidates in the forthcoming elections

After nearly six months we have pulled together a fantastic group of organisers who willing sacrifice much time and energy to this cause…if you are interested in joining us, let us know!

We know not everyone can come to this but we speak for you too!….feel free to send a friend! We’re all in this together!

How about setting up your own vigil? (if you haven’t already done so!) we’ll be very glad to advise!

Promotional Materials

This is your resource for everything that is happening on the day regarding the event, we will update this page as things change. On here are some useful maps and information to make the march a great experience for all who attend. We will also keep the speaker’s list updated with who will be there and closer to the event a schedule for the talks. Our aim is to provide all this information in a PDF for you to download to your phones and tablets or print out if you wish. The PDF will be available a few days before the march.

You can also help out by distributing flyers, here are some of our flyers, you can download and print yourself.

PM4EU Flyer
Download PDF

 

March Survival Kit

Make sure you don’t forget the essentials, here is a handy list of links to items you might need on the day when coming to the march. Or just use this as a list of items to grab before you head to the march. The total is £12.74 (inc P&P) at the time of adding them to this page. Prices may vary as we have no control over them.

 

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Event Itinerary

We are working with the London Metropolitan Police who will make sure everything is safe and secure before the march begins. Please be courteous to them and let them do their job. There will be press and media from around the world filming the march.

  • 11 am: Gather Curzon gate near the Hilton on Park Lane. Hyde Park Corner Underground station is the nearest. This is a chance to meet others taking part in the march and make new friends. (Some groups may be meeting earlier, if you are a member, then it is best to liaise with them before the march starts.)
  • 12 noon: Depart from Curzon Gate. Please keep an eye out for your fellow marchers, we want this to be a great day for everyone. If you see someone flagging or being left behind help them the best you can and find a steward. Stewards are there to help you and answer any questions you might have about the day’s events.
  • 12:45 pm: For those who don’t want to walk the full distance, there will be a meeting palace in Trafalgar Square. Stewards will be there to answer questions and help. Disabled supporters join the march from Trafalgar Square. (The left hand side of Whitehall will be for our disabled attendees, please be polite and make sure they can make it down Whitehall at their own pace.)
  • 1:30 pm: Guest Speakers, led by Graham Hughes. (Speaker list and times will be confirmed closer to the march). We will have staging and a PA system in Parliament Square ready for when you arrive. Please be aware, if you arrive early you will have to wait until the square fills up before the rally commences.
  • 4:30 pm: Wrap up and tidy up. If everything goes to plan we will have all had a great day and our collective voices will be heard. Please take any litter with you and leave everything the way you found it.

 

March Route in Detail

We will gather at the corner of Hyde Park and Park Lane by the Hilton Hotel.  We will need people to join from “behind” this point, northwards up Park Lane.  Please don’t try to join us by walking up along the planned route unless you are very early!  It causes problems with safety and security.

We want people to come prepared with any loud hailers, musicians and dancers are most welcome, anything quirky, and celebratory of diversity, peace and collaboration.  We need people to come with chants and to make ourselves heard.  This is fast becoming a once in a lifetime chance to do everything we can to secure a positive future for the UK. This will be a family-friendly occasion, the Remain Movement has a good reputation for peaceful and respectful gatherings. We will ensure that we put on a great show for the world to see.

Along the route, there will be 4 static First Aid points these will be marked with flags. Marching with the crowd will be Stewards and First Aiders these should be your first port of call should you have any issues.  There are public toilets marked along the way (cost of 50p) and a variety of places nearby where you can buy refreshments.  People can leave the march along the route at any point if they wish.

Parliament Square Layout

The stage will be on the south side of Parliament Square, facing north, and you will enter from the north of the square. When you arrive move towards the stage as there is a capacity of 20,000 plus in the square and more if the streets close by are also occupied.