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Largest ever pro-European day of action

Pro-European groups were out in force Saturday 14 April for our largest ever joint grassroots National Action Day, with over a hundred events taking place all across the country.

As well as twelve flagship events, there were over a hundred total events taking place up and down the UK, from Aberdeen in the north of Scotland, to Falmouth in the south of Cornwall. Thousands of activists and supporters took part, 500,000 leaflets were handed out, and more than 130 street stalls were set up in towns and cities the length and breadth of the country, in areas that voted both Remain and Leave.

This largest ever pro-European National Action Day was the perfect introduction for the formal launch on Sunday 15 April of a new People’s Vote campaign, calling for the British people to be given a vote on the Brexit deal.

Scott Daniells, Secretary of Britain for Europe, said:

“It was great to be out campaigning at the weekend in Newcastle, with our member group North East for Europe, talking to local people about making sure they get a say on the Brexit deal. With Brexit turning out to be much more complicated and costly than people were told during the referendum, we are demanding a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal, with an option to remain.”

James McGrory, Executive Director of Open Britain, said:

 “Our largest ever National Day of Action was all about bringing together the various pro-European groups to show that we speak with one, unified voice, because we know that together we are stronger.”

 James MacCleary, Campaign Director of European Movement UK, said:

“The pro-European movement is gaining in strength and momentum and that progress was reflected at the weekend with a huge demonstration of grassroots power in favour of a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal.”

Anne Weyman, Vice Chair of Britain for Europe, said:

“We may come from different political parties, different traditions and different groups, but we are united by our desire for the people to have their say on the Brexit deal and we are determined to make sure their voice is heard loud and clear.”