Bremain in Spain joined the many thousands in Manchester on the first day of the Tory Party Conference.
Their message is to #StopBrexit!
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6 October 2017
A GROUP campaigning for the rights of British citizens in Spain, will be making its presence felt at the Stop Brexit march in Manchester today (1 October).
Chair of the organisation, Sue Wilson, will be speaking at the event alongside ten other anti-Brexit speakers including Alastair Campbell, AC Grayling, Bonnie Greer and Alison McGovern..
Bremain in Spain is concerned that Theresa May made scant mention of the rights of British citizens in the EU27 and EU citizens in the UK during her Florence speech, giving very little reassurance to those who have been living in limbo ever since the referendum.
Sue Wilson says: “We hold the Tories responsible for the mess that is Brexit. Our voices must be heard – we have been invisible for too long.
“Members of Bremain in Spain will be marching at this event to demonstrate that our anger, fear and despair at Brexit has not dissipated and we’re not giving up.
El “monstruo” del Brexit marcó el camino. La criatura amorfa y fallera, con las cabezas de Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Michae Gove y David Davis, abrió la multitudinaria manifestación pro-europea de Manchester. Un río de banderas azules recorrió las calles de la ciudad industrial hasta las puertas del Hotel Midland, para cantar serenata a la premier en el arranque de la conferencia del Partido Conservador.
Por tercera vez en un mes, más de 50.000 británicos hicieron causa común y acudieron al reclamo anti-Brexit, que vuelve a sonar con fuerzas renovadas en medio del fiasco de la negociaciones y entre las divisiones que no cesan en el gabinete May. En un mensaje dirigido a los conspiradores de su propio partido, May declaró que piensa continuar en su puesto, culminar la salida de la UE y crear “un país que funcione para todos”.
Conference is where the party decides its policies, and politicians make new alliances.
Manchester is where the party will have to face up the reality of Brexit.
Manchester is where the power of the Brexit Bulldogs must stop.
Manchester is where Brexit must be stopped.
As Guy Verhofstadt said, “Brexit is all about a cat fight in the Tory party that got out of hand“, it is time that we, the people, tell the Tories to end this madness and put the interests of the country first.”
#StopBrexit #StopBrexitMarch #StopBrexitinManchester #Bremain
Make no mistake: this is a Stop Brexit demonstration!
The Stop Brexit March is a national protest, supported by A C Grayling and Alastair Campbell. It brings people together from across the country on Sunday 1 October 2017 in a protest at the Conservative Party Conference: to demand Stop Brexit.
Marching in Manchester on the first day of the Tory party conference offers the opportunity for our voices to be actually heard by Theresa May and her colleagues in the Convention Centre.
We shall be marching along the Oxford Road to the Convention Centre where the Conservative Party Conference will be in full session.
It’s essential that the Conservative Party and the rest of the world know that we want to Stop Brexit. So please come dressed in blue, with yellow accessories (if you have any), and your EU flags, banners and placards.
We are working with full approval from Greater Manchester Police. It would really help us to help them if we have a good idea of how many people we are expecting, so please head on over to our EventBrite page to register your interest, or sign up through our Facebook event page. There’s no cost for tickets, we just need to know how many people we are expecting.
British in Europe and the3million are inviting you to a mass lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 13 September 2017, asking MPs to fully protect our rights after Brexit so that we can stay in the countries we love. We are working together with our partners Another Europe is Possible, European Alternatives, Migrants Rights Network and UNISON.
A mass lobby is when a large number of people contact their MPs and members of the Lords in advance and arrange to meet with them at Parliament all on the same day. Mass lobbies are usually organised by campaign groups who arrange for them to coincide with a public rally or demonstration in London.
Our September lobby is a day where EU citizens and their British family and friends, along with UK voters living in other EU countries, will arrange to meet with their MP in Parliament to raise their concerns about their future rights and tell their own story. It will be a big, high-profile event where there will also be other campaign activities going on, speakers, etc etc, and it will attract a lot of press attention. The timing is bang on – between two rounds of citizens’ rights negotiations and just a month before the crucial ‘has enough progress been made’ decision by the European Council.
We are not asking for special treatment – just that the rules of the game are not changed after the match has started. Here is what we are asking for:
There are two ways to take part in the mass lobby on 13 September 2017:
Attend in person
If you’re able to travel to London, you can join the many hundreds of other UK and EU citizens at Westminster. You’ll need to register (essential, as you’ll be right inside the House of Commons), then you’ll receive details of how to contact your MP to ask them to meet you at the Houses of Parliament on the afternoon of the lobby. After the lobby, there will be a rally with various speakers.
Participate in the e-lobby
If you can’t travel to London, you can still take part in the mass lobby. Running alongside the lobby on the ground will be a social media e-lobby. This will run in various ways: you’ll be able to talk to your MP via Twitter (if you don’t use Twitter yourself a member of the e-lobby team will do this on your behalf); you’ll also be paired with someone attending the lobby in person who has the same MP as you, and your ‘lobby twin’ will take your concerns to your shared MP as well as their own. We’re hoping to broadcast welcome and rally speeches live too – details to be confirmed and will be updated here.
Programme for the day
We are meeting at the Emmanuel Centre in Marsham Street, Westminster SW1P 3DW, from 12 noon.
12pm Emmanuel Centre opens to lobbyists
1pm Welcome session
2pm Lobby starts – we go over to Parliament in groups
5pm Lobby ends – rally starts (location TBC)
7.30pm Rally ends
You need to register whether you plan to attend the lobby in London or take part in the e-lobby.
Registration is free – you will be offered the chance to make a donation but it’s not compulsory. Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive confirmation of your registration, and then a further email which will tell you how to contact your MP.
If you use Twitter, please follow the special Twitter account that has been set up for the mass lobby: https://twitter.com/CitizensLobby17. Anyone can read the Tweets here whether or not you have a Twitter account.
We’d like the help of all Twitter users in publicising the lobby; please use the hashtag #CitizensLobby2017 as much as you can, and engage in and retweet our posts so that we can get as wide a coverage as possible. If you’d like to join the group that is running the e-lobby, contact me (Kalba) on email@example.com. The e-lobby group meets and organises itself primarily as a closed Facebook group.