It was interesting to see on Peston on Sunday on 19th November the graph above which showed a clear correlation between voting Leave and economically deprived areas. The discussion then went on to suggest that people in these areas were voting Leave to improve their life. The status quo was not helping them so this was … More The wrong problem?
I watched with incredulity as the referendum results of 2016 became clear. At that time, I was one of many young British people already living outside of the UK and I was busy planning my future in Spain. After a series of unfortunate events, it was the country that I had chosen to relocate to … More I feel robbed of my future
This blog is based on the speech given by one of Bath for Europe’s supporters at our Pulse of Europe event in Bath on 5th November. We have heard many arguments for staying in the EU – mainly the economic benefits of the common market. Today I want to touch on some other benefits that … More A divorce from the EU would make us weaker
A number of our group spend considerable time on the streets of Bath, leafleting commuters and passers-by or speaking to people at our street stall. More often than not, our experiences are positive. We’ve had people thank us, even hug us, and have thought-provoking, enlightening conversations with us. Only a minority of encounters turn nasty. Such … More Dear Mr Angry-Brexiter-in-the-Street
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.
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’