Hopes for 2017

  1. Article 50 is not triggered
  2. The Daily Mail ceases publication as a ‘newspaper’, but is re-classified as fiction
  3. The UK Government guarantees all EU citizens living here the right to remain

Tony Vickers

Retired Army Officer, and member of WBST

Hopes for 2017

  1. Supreme Court Appeal to be denied
  2. White Paper to be published for Parliament to vote on
  3. Membership of single market to be approved by Parliament
  4. UK citizens to have the right to retain EU citizenship (if offered by EU)

Martin Sixsmith

Retired Business Group Director, Bayer UK, and member of WBST

Impact Story: Unable to Study in the UK

A young friend is unable to fund her university course in the UK. Both her parents are from the EU and as she was uncertain in September 2016 if she would be allowed to stay in Britain for the 3 years to complete her course she was unable to take up her place at university. She is now looking at studying in another EU country in 2017 where she is more likely to remain at the end of her studies.

As a country with an ageing population we need young people to be coming to the UK to work and study if the economy is to continue to grow and be strong for the years ahead. Young people working hard to create a strong economy will ensure that.

CRM, Office Manager & Member of WBST

How is Brexit effecting you?

We want to know how Brexit is impacting the people of West Berkshire, for good or ill.

We want to know:

  • what effect has the referendum result had on you, your family & friends, and your business?
  • What impact do you think Theresa May’s plan for a hard Brexit will have on you?
  • If you voted to Remain, how do you feel about the prospect of a hard Brexit?
  • If you voted to Leave, are you getting what you voted for?

Share your stories here.

Is our ‘Rally for EU’ for you?

This is a ‘Rally for You’, if you:

  • are proud to be a European
  • want to celebrate all that our EU membership has given us, including the exchange of trade, skills, knowledge and investment
  • voted to leave and feel the Leave Campaign misled you or that your vote is being betrayed by Theresa May’s Government
  • are a student and feel your future is at stake
  • are concerned about the impact of Brexit on:
    • workers’ and human rights
    • borderless issues like the environment
    • the local and national economy
  • want to denounce the rise in racism and hate crime since the referendum
  • want to honour the role the EU has played in Europe enjoying 70 years of peace.

If this is you, then come and join our peaceful demonstration on Saturday 4th February.

Rally for EU Press Release

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