Campaigning against Brexit

Posted on 4th November, 2017

A rally organised by anti-Brexit campaigners still fighting to keep the UK in the EU, was held in Totnes on the anniversary of the Brexit referendum.

Around 35 people joined hands and waved EU flags in the rally in the town’s civic square organised by the Devon for Europe group.


Alex Pilkington, the chairman of Devon for Europe, said: “As negotiations draw to a close, the option for the UK to remain in the EU has to be put back on the table, true democracy demands nothing less.”

The group is campaigning to stay in the EU, holds regular street stalls and meets monthly in Totnes and other Devon towns.

In March this year, the group held an anti-Brexit vigil in the square to mark the triggering of Article 50 to take the UK out of the EU.

Mr Pilkington said: “On our street stalls we have certainly noticed a marked shift in peoples attitude toward Brexit since the general election, the result of which has given them more hope, and is encouraging them to join us in ever greater numbers.

“The Government has no mandate for a hard Brexit, and its weak position makes the chances of it negotiating any suitable deal even less likely than before.”


Steve Peacock - Totnes Times - 18 July 2017 - Link to Article

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