Alan Champneys reflects on the factors that caused many people to vote for Brexit and how to change the mindset of an electorate. … More We need to point out to people, with humility, that it is OK to change your mind.
Two perspectives on Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s recent visit to Bristol to speak to party members: one from one of the peaceful pro-EU demonstrators outside, the other from inside the room. Last Friday a group of about 20 of us from Bath for Europe and Bristol for Europe staged a peaceful protest outside a pre-arranged … More Nearly meeting Jeremy – time for the Labour party to clarify its position
Get over it! Brexit means Brexit. Done and dusted! You’ve probably had this type of response from the less well informed. Many in Parliament mouth similar sentiments. Yet most MPs know Brexit could be catastrophic and they want a deal that’s as close to membership as possible. That could mean ‘parking’ the application to leave … More How to stop a juggernaut: sideline it!
We pro-EU campaigners have probably all talked to them. The Re-Leavers. Those who voted to remain in the EU, but now say the referendum vote should be accepted and the government left to get on with the job of leaving the EU. We can repeat ad nauseam the arguments against this: the flawed referendum and … More Complacency and the ‘Re-Leaver’
In a remarkable twist on the whole Brexit debacle, it was noted by many commentators that the Queen wore a blue hat with yellow stars to deliver her speech at the state opening of parliament on 21st June. This was not quite the same EU beret that Bath for Europe’s own Maggie Turner has created … More “She wore a blue hat with yellow stars”
I belong to that smallest of small groups: the EU referendum denialists. I don’t accept the result of a referendum that was advisory and has now taken on binding status. I don’t accept that just one-third of voters led by a gang of old rich men can shape the future of a youthful Britain. The … More Read this before you vote