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Pro EU rally planned in Newbury today (Saturday)

West Berkshire Stronger Together supporters set to march through town

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'Stronger In' rally marches through Newbury

A RALLY to show solidarity with the European Union (EU) will be held in Newbury this lunchtime (Saturday).

West Berkshire Stronger Together is holding a ‘Rally for EU’, in association with Britain for Europe, which will see campaigners march through the town centre.

The march will begin at 1pm, with those taking part making their way from the Clock Tower in Northbrook Street to the town hall in Market Place, where a number of speakers will address the crowd.

The speakers will include representatives from the local Green, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties.

Organiser Sarah Lowe said: “We want to remind our representative in Parliament, Richard Benyon MP, that Brexit is not what we voted for.

“We want him to ensure that the democratic voice of the people of West Berkshire is not lost amidst our unelected Prime Minister’s rush to deliver UKIP’s manifesto.”

The rally comes seven months after the UK voted to leave the EU in a national referendum and just two weeks after Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the Government’s vision for Brexit with plans to quit the European single market as well as plans to renegotiate a new customs union deal – which were backed by Newbury MP Richard Benyon.

Those in attendance will gather from 12.30pm at the Clock House (also known as the Clock Tower) on Northbrook Street in Newbury with the march set to begin at 1pm.

The rally is the second such event in Newbury in the last 12 months, with West Berkshire Stronger Together also holding a demonstration through the town in July (pictured) following the EU referendum result.

Britain ultimately voted to leave the EU, however, 52 per cent of West Berkshire voters wanted to remain.

More than 100 people attended the July rally.

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  • MrWhiskers

    05/02/2017 - 00:12

    Are they protesting against democracy? This is the issue with liberal boo babies, they believe everyone has the right to an opinion but then they are shocked when anyone has any opinion that differs from theirs.

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    • thepublandlord

      05/02/2017 - 12:12

      If they represent the dynamic face of the E.U. , thank heaven we are on our way . incidentally , we are ALL European. . but wish to be free of this undemocratic organisation that cant even get its accounts signed off. Please do not confuse the E.U. with Europe

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  • Tommy

    04/02/2017 - 15:03

    I wish Nutty Nigel was still around he'd sort em out lol. Hang on, let's have another look at that photo !!!!!

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  • pops50

    04/02/2017 - 14:02

    Pathetic losers

    Reply

  • Louise

    Louise

    04/02/2017 - 14:02

    Trains already left the station numbskulls.

    Reply

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