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  • Herefordshire for Europe on Europe Day

    May 14, 2024

    Europe Day (May 9th) was celebrated by the European Movement UK last Saturday, in our case on the top of the Herefordshire Beacon or British Camp. Glorious weather to allow our flags to take the air, talk to walkers and distribute our EMUK cards “We are still European”, and even get a bit of an early suntan.

    The initial steep ascent was balanced by a more leisurely walk and gradual descent around the Beacon to the car park, where we set up our usual opinion poll and stickers next to the outdoor café. Of course, people in queues for ice-creams, burgers, drinks and doggy-treats had other things on their minds rather than answering questions about the effects of Brexit, so the results, garnered around lunch time, are not very representative.

    We were also able to add a number of Happy Birthday messages and signatures to the giant card celebrating 74 years since the Schuman Declaration (9th May 1950), whose ultimate aim was for peace and solidarity throughout Europe. Our next engagements will be on May 30th (regular H4EU meeting at De Koffie Pot, Hereford) and on Thursday, June 6th, from 7-9.00 pm, for an Our Star Debate at Hereford’s Left Bank.

    Harriet Pahl, H4EU

  • Herefordshire for Europe on Europe Day

    May 14, 2024

    Europe Day (May 9th) was celebrated by the European Movement UK last Saturday, in our case on the top of the Herefordshire Beacon or British Camp. Glorious weather to allow our flags to take the air, talk to walkers and distribute our EMUK cards “We are still European”, and even get a bit of an early suntan.

    The initial steep ascent was balanced by a more leisurely walk and gradual descent around the Beacon to the car park, where we set up our usual opinion poll and stickers next to the outdoor café. Of course, people in queues for ice-creams, burgers, drinks and doggy-treats had other things on their minds rather than answering questions about the effects of Brexit, so the results, garnered around lunch time, are not very representative.

    We were also able to add a number of Happy Birthday messages and signatures to the giant card celebrating 74 years since the Schuman Declaration (9th May 1950), whose ultimate aim was for peace and solidarity throughout Europe. Our next engagements will be on May 30th (regular H4EU meeting at De Koffie Pot, Hereford) and on Thursday, June 6th, from 7-9.00 pm, for an Our Star Debate at Hereford’s Left Bank.

    Harriet Pahl, H4EU

  • New Brexit border checks omnishambles

    April 29, 2024

    This week, new post-Brexit border checks are being rolled out for goods being imported from the EU. It's estimated that the new checks will cost British businesses up to £2 billion and add 10% to import costs in the first year.

    It's just one example of how the government's hard Brexit is harming businesses and increasing costs for all of us. Brexit has become a hole in the pocket of millions of hardworking British families.

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  • Face The Music Heads to Holyrood

    April 19, 2024

    It’s been a huge week for our Face the Music campaign in Scotland – we’ve been in Holyrood, on the news, and out on the streets, making noise for musicians.

    Together, with European Movement in Scotland, European Movement activists are making waves and change is now on the horizon for our live music sector.

    Here are the highlights:

    • Organised by our partners, European Movement in Scotland, our mass busk on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile was covered by BBC Scotland, STV and The National, bringing attention to the post-Brexit issues facing musicians and the need for solutions
    • Our campaign got multiple mentions during a Scottish Parliament debate on Scotland's new International Culture Strategy, with MSPs from across the political spectrum highlighting the need for a visa waiver scheme for musicians
    • We then joined Michelle Thomson MSP, Convenor for the Cross-Party Group on Music, inside Holyrood for what will be the first Face the Music roundtable event.

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  • The ECHR matters - we need to defend it

    April 16, 2024

    Last week, in a landmark ruling, a group of Swiss pensioners won a case through the European Court of Human Rights that made protection from climate change a human right.

    The ruling has been described as ushering in 'a new era' of environmental action, because it could pave the way for citizens in 50 European countries to hold governments to account if they fail to tackle the effects of climate change.

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  • Did you know about these great resources?

    April 05, 2024

    It has been more than 6 months since we launched the Grassroots Hub as a specialist resource to help local groups take their campaigning to the next level, and to take ownership of their development and resourcing needs.

    Since launching it we have added lots of new sections, and made lots of improvements based on the great feedback that we have received from local groups. We have also, recently, granted access to lots of new people in the committees of local groups.

    The response from groups who have been using the Hub regularly is overwhelmingly positive.

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  • "We need to talk about Brexit" - the new film from the Financial Times

    April 03, 2024

  • BYC closed after 75 years

    March 25, 2024

  • EM brings Gavin Esler and Gina Miller together to look at why British politics is in crisis

    March 19, 2024

  • "Why say no to association?" - Dr Anne Corbett on rejoining Erasmus+

    March 15, 2024