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  • Views from Spain: democracy, the EU, and lessons for Rejoiners

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    Our recent Round Table event, featuring Lisa Burton, vice-chair of Bremain in Spain, and Carlos Fresneda, London Correspondent for El Mundo, made the news in North East Bylines. The Round Table event formed part of a series intended to seek perspectives from different countries in the EU on what is happening in the UK and…

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  • Remembering Paul Willner

    Paul Willner

    All his friends and colleagues at Grassroots for Europe are shocked and saddened to hear that Paul Willner passed away last week. His passion for Wales, Labour, and Europe was an inspiration to us all. He brought an academic discipline to his work right to the end – his last piece was recently published in…

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  • Campaign Asks, Comments & Updates – Round Table #19; 19 October 2021

    The Young 3million – YEN: Webinar – Oct 26, 05:00 PM The Young Europeans Network – Elections Bill. Our campaign is asking for residence-based voting rights i.e., that all residents with lawful residence in the UK have the right to vote in local elections in England and Northern Ireland, as is already the case in…

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  • Grassroots for Europe Round Table # 18 Tuesday 21 September 2021

    Fiona Godfrey

    Topic: Campaigning – Slow Burns and Quick Kills. Contributors:  Fiona Godfrey, Richard Corbett, Mike Galsworthy, Luke Piper, Mike Buckley, Tony McCobb, Richard Wilson. Chair:  Fiona Wishlade  Apologies: Naomi Smith, Irina Von Weise, British in Europe:  Fiona Godfrey  ‘What the EU hopes to see from a new UK-based pro-EU campaign.’ Fiona has spent 25 years working…

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  • The Brexit New Year: adversaries and alliances, morals for Remainers.

    by Colin Gordon, Oxford for Europe. How should Pro-EU campaigners in the UK work with EU citizens after Brexit? Who and what was Brexit about and what will its backers attempt next? Morals for Remainers: battle-fatigue, bad advice and reasons to resist. Brexit is an act of violence, against truth and democracy, against human lives…

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  • More is Not Necessarily Better

    The activists in Georgia started small and won over the people in their immediate circle – what the professional social media trainers will call your “golden circle”, the people who listen to you because they like you, because they understand where you are coming from.

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  • Pro-European groups should focus now on a campaign to extend the Brexit transition period

    Major pro-EU groups are coming together to campaign for the UK to agree with the EU, in the transformed global setting of the COVID-19 pandemic, to postpone by two years the hard end-date of the UK’s exit transition period. Colin Gordon (Oxford for Europe)* sets the scene. The case for extending the Brexit transition period…

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  • Fight the war you’re in

    by Marcus Cain, Leeds for Europe While she was still a contender in the Labour leadership race Jess Phillips, the fierce, straight-talking Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, appeared on James O’Brien’s LBC radio show and, when being quizzed about the myriad issues Britain is currently facing, said “You have to fight the war you’re in,…

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  • Reflections on the Grassroots for Europe Conference

    by Colin Gordon, Oxford for Europe The recent, excellent and highly successful Grassroots for Europe conference, “Where Now For Remain?” devoted a set of important sessions to three interlinked subjects: “The Post-truth Age – how can we bring truth & honesty back to politics?”, “Brexit Isn’t “Getting Done”! – keeping the public informed as the…

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