29th May, 2017

Pro-EU march planned

PRO European Union residents in the district will be marching on Parliament next week.

Around 100 strong delegation from the district will travelling down to London to add their voice to the ‘Unite for Europe National March to Parliament’ on March 25.

The march, which has been planned to coincide with the triggering of Article 50, is to represent the 48 per cent of the population which voted ‘remain’ and believe Britain will be better off within a peaceful, prosperous and united Europe.

Vikki Parker, a founder member of the cross-party local campaign group ‘Stratford4Europe’, said: “The Unite for Europe march provides a much needed opportunity to demonstrate to Parliament the depth of feeling of the millions of people who voted to remain in the EU and who believe Brexit is a catastrophic mistake.

“The impressive number taking part from Stratford says something about the depth of dismay felt about Brexit across the district. Our voice must be heard.”

Jonathan Baker, the chair of Stratford4Europe said since the vote there was a growing number of people convinced Britain should not leave Wurope.

He added: “‘More and more people in Stratford are waking up to the realities of the future for Britain outside the EU and are refusing to be shouted down by those determined to push the country off a cliff edge.

“It is becoming clearer, day-by-day, that the wheels of the Brexit bus are coming off as we now learn the true bill for leaving the EU and the deliberately misleading promises about taking back control.”

The march is due to commence at 11am and marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome which led to the creation of the European Economic Community, the forerunner of the EU.

Visit www.stratford4europe.org.uk for further details.