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Remain rally to march through Newbury

Anti-Brexit march planned for Saturday

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How will you  vote in the EU Referendum on June 23?

An anti-Brexit rally will take place in Newbury on Saturday.

The show of solidarity for the failed Stronger In campaign will begin at noon and comes two weeks after the country voted to leave the EU in an historic referendum.

West Berkshire, however, voted to remain a member with 52 per cent of the local electorate in support.

Co-ordinator of the march and founder of West Berks Action for Refugees Lindsey Middlemiss said: “On June 23 the people of West Berkshire voted to remain in the EU while the country as a whole voted to leave.

“The Prime Minster David Cameron resigned. It then became apparent that the official leave campaign had no plan for how to act on the referendum result and they backtracked on one after another their campaign pledges.

“Scotland and Northern Ireland started making moves towards independence if the UK leaves the EU.

“Multinational companies, including local mega-employer Vodafone have since announced that they may be moving their HQ out of the UK, if the UK leaves the European Single Market.

“Racism and hate crimes are on the rise.

“This rally is to demonstrate how much this all matters to the people of West Berkshire.”

The rally is planned to begin at the Newbury’s clock house at 12pm before moving on to Market Place. Participants are then invited to join together for a picnic at Victoria Park.

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  • pjfnew

    08/07/2016 - 19:07

    If all you remains think the eu is so wonderfull! Why don't you go and live in one of the countries that are still in it. There are plenty to choose from and i'm sure they would welcome you with open arms.

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    • Carling

      09/07/2016 - 16:04

      Moron. We've left Europe. Don't you understand what you have done

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      • pjfnew

        09/07/2016 - 22:10

        you're the fucking moron carling and a dickhead to boot

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      • pops50

        09/07/2016 - 18:06

        Moron hahaha, we have voted to Leave the EU not Europe and you call those that voted leave Thick

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    • thepublandlord

      09/07/2016 - 09:09

      Meanwhile, thousands of people all over Europe are demanding a referendum to escape this Soviet style political union . What a great idea the common market was. Free trade with 500 million customers. Sadly, we were conned, the object was always a United States of Europe run from Brussels......well, we have said no thanks, and thats that.

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      • NWNThatcham

        09/07/2016 - 14:02

        And millions of people all over Europe are scratching their heads and asking why do you want to cut ties with your main trading partner.

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    • NWNThatcham

      08/07/2016 - 22:10

      Maybe because we share your views and are quite passionate about the UK being a great country as well.

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  • GetReal

    08/07/2016 - 10:10

    What a very angry and unreasonable response from the 'voiceofreason'. The cost of preserving the right to peaceful protest in our society palls into insignificance when compared to the cost to the economy and social cohesion within this not-so-United Kingdom of the disastrous decision to leave the EU. It is now critical that we are seen to 'leave' the EU whilst preserving the unity of this country and the relationship with our european neighbours. Politicians would be wise to heed the wakeup call that this country has delivered within the context of this referendum: there is healing to be done within our society; it is a shame that this referendum was used to deliver this message to our political leaders rather than on the issues that should have been the focus of their thinking.

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  • voiceofreason

    07/07/2016 - 19:07

    The country voted out - get a grip and get on with it!! All these marches are futile and are costing the taxpayer a fortune! Disgusting way to act - bad losers were never good

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    • NWNThatcham

      08/07/2016 - 22:10

      Hello voiceofreason, Could you explain exactly what you want from a 'voting out'. Is it an end to free trade with the Common Market, or Is it an end to free movement of labour, or Is it a belief that the EU is soveriegn and taking away soveign power from the UK, or Is it a protest vote at authority, or .. something else. It is clear that Free Movement of Labour is a fundamental tenet of the Common Market. So it is mutually exclusive to expect all of the above to be delivered. Would you support the political parties describing in a manifesto what it is they will deliver to which they can be held accountable? By the way, I'm not sure why a peaceful rally from the clocktower through a pedestrianed shopping centre shold really cost the taxpayer a fortunce. There are much large tax implications at stake in ensuring we handle our Brexit negotations correctly.

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    • Carling

      08/07/2016 - 12:12

      Whoever wrote this had absolutely no understanding of the reality of leaving Europe and to day it costs the tax payer is simply moronic. Leaving will cost the tax payer more. It's ignorant people like you whohave benefited the leave campaign because anyone with an ounce of intelligence saw through the lies and were able to make an intelligent and informed decision and voted to remain.

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  • Carling

    06/07/2016 - 20:08

    I am not surprised at the Leavers accusing the Remain poor losers. It's to be expected from a group who were duped by liars who have now scurried off to their rat holes because they have no ideas on how to lead the country. The leaders of the leave campaign has their own political agenda and they used fear tactics to seduce their followers to support their cause. Do not underestimate the long term detrimental impact on the UK by leaving Europe. You will see pensions reduced, funding from the EU stop, investment reduced and we'll be competing with China and the US to export to Europe, which is the biggest single market in the world and we are now going to leave it. Freedom of movement will stop. This was not like voting for a political party. This vote was serious and will shape our country for years to come and many people voting to leave had no idea of the consequences of their vote.

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    • pjfnew

      07/07/2016 - 22:10

      I bet you believe there's god too

      Reply

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