Cornwall for Europe (CFE) will be celebrating this coming weekend as part of a series of national events. On Sunday 23rd June, it is 3 years since Britain voted to leave the EU but campaigners in Cornwall have been working hard since then to stay in Europe.
Emmanuelle Brook, Chair of CFE said; ‘We believe Cornwall and the country has changed its mind about our membership of the EU. Every week we hold street stalls and other events and talk to people. The overwhelming view is that MPs are not trusted with the decision and it should go back to the people for a final say.’
Charles Boney, Press Officer, said ‘Cornwall for Europe is now a well organised and a vibrant cross party political force in Cornwall. We have more members than local political parties, including over 11,000 facebook followers and we are widely followed on all social media. This years so far we have held over 100 street stalls, an average of 4 each week. We attend farmers’ markets, organise meetings, attend national rallies and do everything possible to explain the positive benefits of being a member of the EU. National opinion polls now tell us there is clear support to remain and the big increase in votes for anti Brexit parties in the recent MEP Elections confirms that support.’
The public are being urged to attend the rally and celebration picnic on Sunday where details of future events will be available.
Is the thought of Boris Johnson as PM getting you down? Then come and celebrate some reasons to be cheerful with Cornwall for Europe!
SUNDAY 23rd JUNE MIDDAY OUTSIDE TRURO LIBRARY
As well as celebrating our European identity we’ll be sharing stories and updates on recent events, and letting you know about positive things we can do in the coming months. And of course we will be singing to Remain!
Join us afterwards for a “bring and share” picnic in Victoria Gardens.
Our Cornwall celebration is part of a national weekend of action – we want to show the country that we’re stronger than ever and determined not to let our country slide into a ruinous future by default.
This link provides details of the event on 23rd June: