Welcome the ‘The Brexit Bus’ on its National Tour

Join the “Is It Worth It?” Campaign

The Hampshire Branch of the European Movement is hosting the “Brexit is it worth it?” bus next week, on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th February. We invite you to join one or more of our welcoming parties.

There are 5 local venues:-

Berkshire – 26 February

7PM  Reading             M&S Broad Street

Hampshire – 27 February

9.30   Basingstoke      Anvil Coach Bay, Churchill Way East

11.15  Southampton   Outside Guildhall

13.00  Portsmouth      King Henry I Street, outside Guildhall

2.30    Chichester       Coach Bay, West Street by Cathedral Bell Tower

 

There will be a mix of local and national speakers and we need lots of supporters to show the media how passionately we care about Brexit. The campaign is a grassroots initiative by a pro-European group that raised over £16,000 through crowd-funding to pay for a bus to tour the UK. We aim to draw attention to the true cost of Brexit by asking the question “Is it worth it?” – we want to encourage those who voted leave to change their minds.

The campaign’s national launch was on Wednesday, 21st of February in London with the bus now touring 33 different cities and towns around the UK. A big welcome for the bus in our area is best for good media coverage.

 

If you would like to come to more than one stop then join us on the bus. Anyone interested should contact HantsEM@outlook.com.

More information can be found online here:-

Web: http://www.isitworthit.org.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/isitworthitbus

Twitter: http://twitter.com/isitworthitbus

The European Movement is a national, non-party organisation formed to promote a better understanding of Europe. However, this campaign is not overtly pro-EU. We ask supporters not to bring EU flags or insignia. We are very happy for people to display party political badges and colours or the Union Jack.

Brexit and the future of the NHS

On Sat 13 January, members of West Berkshire Stronger Together took to Northbrook Street in Newbury to talk to residents about Brexit and the future of the NHS.

The potential impact of Brexit on the NHS is extremely concerning. In a recent Lancet article, ‘How will Brexit affect health and health services in the UK?’, the effects on health were described as ranging “from somewhat negative to very negative, with few opportunities [and] the harder the Brexit, the worse the effects, with no deal being the worst of all.”

It was a good to have this opportunity to talk to local people and listen to their concerns.