Celebrating Europe Day and EU citizens

Opening the Pulse of Europe. Photo © Clive Dellard.

On Sunday, 13 May, Bath for Europe celebrated Europe Day with a special Pulse of Europe, focusing on the plight of EU citizens in the UK. Gathering initially at Bath Abbey Churchyard, supporters and passersby heard impassioned speeches by local activists Véronique Martin and Miles Martin who shared their moving personal stories. The cost of human suffering caused by the threat of Brexit has been ignored by the media. As an EU-British couple, their future together is in limbo, as is that of the 3 million EU citizens resident in the UK.

The group also heard from another Bath resident, originally from the EU27, who shared her perspective and experiences in the wake of the Referendum.

We had a very creative and entertaining musical/dance interlude from one of our multi-talented supporters who rewrote the lyrics of David Bowie’s Space Oddity in a send up of our nearby MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg.

We marched to Queen Square for an upbeat picnic amongst like-minded people. Many thanks to all our speakers and supporters from near and far who turned out to make this another memorable and thought-provoking Pulse of Europe.

Co-editor of In Limbo, Véronique Martin. Photo © Clive Dellard.

Read Véronique’s and Miles’s speeches which appear as blogs on this website.

Miles Martin shares his personal story. Photo © Clive Dellard.
On the march through Bath. Photo © Clive Dellard.
A local resident, originally from the EU27, shared her own experiences. Photo © Clive Dellard.

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