Street stalls, the petition, and the march

Street stalls

We now have an updated list of street stalls, so if you have put some in your diary in the past few days, please check. See the Events page.

Revoke Article 50 petition

I’m assuming that you have signed the petition to the Government to revoke Article 50 (and thereby halt the process of leaving the EU) already. Over one in ten of the electorate have, and in some places over a quarter. If not, click here and do it. If you have signed it, you could download and print out this poster with a QR code (that funny square thing that you point your camera at to take it straight to a website). Pin it up next to the coffee machine at work, put it in your window, stick it to lamp posts.

Put it to the People march

Thank you to everyone who came with us on the big march on Saturday. Everyone seems to have had a wonderful day, it was truly a historic occasion. We will put up a page of photos and snippets about the day. If you have any photos or stories to add, please email them to us, and we will add them to the page.
And thank-you very much to the people who donated money to help, either with the ticket purchases or just to support us.

Andrew Adonis in Taunton

Sorry if you missed this excellent talk from Andrew Adonis. We have compiled a report for you, and we will be arranging more similar events soon.

Whatever your plans were for this coming Saturday afternoon, drop them. Andrew Adonis is coming to Taunton, to speak on “Brexit and how it can be stopped”. One of the few UK politicians to speak clearly and wisely throughout the whole sorry Brexit episode, Andrew has campaigned relentlessly against Brexit and for a People’s Vote.  We are very excited to have him here at short notice.
The talk is in the 1875 Club Room at the Somerset County Cricket ground, Taunton; please arrive at 13:00 for a 13:30 start.
See here for more information. Free of charge, but please book tickets from here.

With the government’s Brexit deal defeated again by a large margin, we are waiting for Parliament to vote on rejecting No Deal today, followed by a vote on asking for an extension to Article 50 on Thursday. Assuming that both of those pass, the only practical options are then to go for a People’s Vote on the deal or to cancel Brexit altogether (which Parliament, being sovereign, is perfectly entitled to do). So, keep pushing, keep talking to friends and neighbours, keep writing to your MPs.

The coaches to the march on the 23rd are now full, and we have started a waiting list; email us if you want to be added to it. We have also compiled a list of other ways of getting to the march.

Lots happening!

It’s all happening in parliament this week. Just listen out for the news. If you can’t wait until the 23rd, some of us are going to London to make our feelings felt this week. Email us to find out about arrangements.

We have been asked to contribute to BBC Somerset radio tomorrow (Tuesday) at 08:05, so listen out for that.

We’ve got someone famous coming to give a talk in Taunton on Saturday afternoon (16th). We’re putting the finishing touches in place as I write, but keep your diary free between around 1pm and 4pm, and listen out for news from us very soon.

The second coach to the march in London on the 23rd is almost full. If you can’t get a ticket, email us and we’ll put you on the waiting list for cancellations.

If you have already booked a place on the first coach, and you would like to move your booking to a stop nearer to you on the second coach, please email us and we will move your pick-up point if we can. Or, see here for details of other ways of getting to the march.

New coach for 23rd March

Demand is so high for the Put it to the People March on Saturday 23rd March that we have arranged a second coach, taking a more northerly route through Somerset to London.
We are now running two coaches from Somerset, both starting from Taunton, one stopping at Yeovil and Wincanton, and the other stopping in Wells, Shepton Mallet and Frome. You can book tickets from here.

See here for more information.

Travel to London – 23rd March

This is going to be huge. Be There. Be part of history. Together we can make a difference.

Saturday the 23rd of March is fast approaching. Please do try and make it to the march as it is incredibly important. If you can’t attend but would like to make a donation to enable others to attend then please get in contact. We have been looking into the transport options and organising coaches. Some of the travel options that might be useful are listed below (if you know of others please let us know).

Somerset Loves Europe Coaches

We are organising two coaches, the first stopping at Taunton, Yeovil, Wincanton and the second (to be confirmed – booking details to follow) stopping at Taunton, Wells, Shepton Mallet and Frome. Details of exact times and places for pick up to be published shortly and if you have booked we will contact you directly.

Berry’s coaches are offering a special deal for those wishing to travel up for the People’s Vote march on Saturday 23rd March.

Book online at www.berryscoaches.co.uk for travel on 23rd March. Pay at time of booking. Quote the code “LD4EU”. Ticket’s will be “buy one get one free” on adult so two adult day returns for ~£25 with reductions for kids and OAPs.

Superfast 1: from Tiverton, Wellington, Taunton, North Petherton & Bridgwater

Superfast 2: from Taunton, Ilminster, South Petherton, Yeovil, Ilchester, RNAS Yeovilton & Wincanton

Superfast 3: from Taunton, Street, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Frome, Warminster & Codford

Bristol and Bath for Europe have hired a whole train going from Temple Meads, calling at Bath

Devon for Europe have 16 coaches going.

Their pick up points include Tiverton, Axminster and Honiton. Details of all there coaches can be found here.

Dorset for Europe are organising several coaches.

Details can be found here.

Put it to the People

Coaches will be running from several Somerset towns. Watch this space and our Facebook page – we will update them when we have the details.

February Newsletter

January and the first part of February have been very busy for Somerset Loves Europe. Please take a look at our newsletter to see what we have been up to, how you can help and future events.

We have several street stalls planned over the next few weeks. Please do come along and say hello – if you are able to help then please get in contact. Also, please let us know if you would like some leaflets to deliver in your area.

Summary of forthcoming events for February. Please see the newsletter for full details.

Saturday 9th Crewkerne 10.30 – 13.00Street Stall – Falkland Square
Monday 11th
Wells 7:00 – 8.30pmJoint meeting with European Movement Mendip Branch.
Thursday 14thLondonall dayStand with SODEM
Saturday 16th Bridgwater TBCStreet Stall

Taunton Street stall – Saturday 19th January

We are running another People’s Vote stall this Saturday morning in Taunton 10:30-1:00 on the High Street. Please do come along and say hello and give us your opinions. If you would like to help out for an hour or so  then please get in-touch. Now is the time to seize the opportunity to deliver a positive message to the people of Taunton that there is a way forward out of this mess.  We have to make our voices heard at this critical and historic moment!

Yeovil street stall, Labour policy comments

We are running a street stall together with European Movement this Saturday (12th Jan) in Yeovil, from 10:00 to 13:00, on Middle Street, opposite the entrance to the Quedam, just above Waterstones. We need a few more people to help. If you have never done it before, it’s very rewarding; it’s a good way to make a real difference. Please contact us if you can help.

One of the main obstacles to stopping Brexit right now is the position of Jeremy Corbyn, so we need to do what we can to change that. Their policy forum website has a proposal on this subject, inviting comments. You don’t have to be a party member to comment, but you do have to register on the site. It’s worth a try.

Happy New Year!

Street stalls & that bus

Street Stalls

We need help with our street stalls in Taunton tomorrow (Thursday) and on Saturday (at a place to be decided). Please let us know if you can spare a few hours to share your views with the general public. People are very friendly, even the hardened Brexiteers, so now’s your chance to make a difference.

Bollocks to Brexit Bus

The bus will be at the Cheese & Grain in Frome from 11:45 on Saturday. Looks like it will be quite an event. More information here.


The more the sorry saga of Brexit goes on, the more hope we have that it can be stopped. But now is not the time to rest: we need to push harder than ever to save the UK from this nonsense.


Find out where and when you can join us in making a difference.

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