Demand the Option to Remain and Revoke Article 50!

#StopBrexit Night March & All Night Vigil

Two Days of Non-Stop #StopBrexit Protests:
11 and 12 June 2018  – London
(Parliament, Whitehall and the Royal Courts of Justice)

This unique two-day event brings together four grassroots groups and the wider #StopBrexit community. SODEM, No10Vigil, EU Flag Mafia and Stop Brexit Ltd have joined forces to co‑ordinate continuous protests in support of two important examinations of sovereignty: the ‘Option to Remain’ debate in Parliament on 11 June and the first hearing of the ‘Article 50 Challenge’ at the Royal Courts of Justice on June 12.
Hand-held torches will light an evening march and enthusiastic supporters will sleep overnight on the streets with flags and lanterns outside the Royal Courts. The protests have been devised to provide visually compelling scenes of pro-EU support and fresh images to the media. The Metropolitan Police have given permission for all the protest activities as well as important safety advice, which is detailed below.

The protests start on Monday 11th June with an All-Day Demo outside Parliament, an Evening Rally opposite Downing Street, and a Night March from Whitehall to the Royal Courts of Justice. They are followed by an All-Night Vigil as protesters remain at the courts in anticipation of the first hearing of the Article 50 Challenge on Tuesday 12th June, with more activities in support of the case planned outside the court on that day.

Schedule of Events
  • 11.00-18.00    Option to Remain Protest at Parliament
  • 18.00-21.00   Special Rally at Richmond Terrace
  • 21.00-22.00  #Stop Brexit Night March
  • 22.00-10.30  All Night Vigil at the courts
  • 11.00-18.00   Pies Not Lies Protest at Parliament

Protest outside Parliament

The petition that Parliament’s vote on the Brexit deal must include an OPTION to REMAIN in the EU is scheduled to be debated on Monday 11 June, and Remainers will mark the occasion with an all-day protest to demand that Parliament recognises its own sovereignty!

The first of the protests is led by SODEM with a flag-waving demo outside parliament from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and everyone is welcome to join in for a few hours, or even just a few minutes.

Special Rally at #No10Vigil

From 6 p.m. onwards the crowd will reassemble on Whitehall at Richmond Terrace directly opposite Downing Street to watch and hear a range of speakers and musicians.

Alongside the well-known regular performers of the #No10 Vigil, this is expected to include some special guests, who will explain why an option to remain IN makes so much more sense than getting OUT.

The #StopBrexit Night March

Following the rally, the crowd will assemble for a symbolic march that takes people from the world of politics in Parliament and Whitehall to the world of law – at the Royal Courts of Justice.

The #StopBrexit March will assemble as the sun sets at 21.15 and head off carrying lanterns to illuminate the way through  the twilight along The Embankment by the River Thames to Temple, where it will disburse between 10 and 10.30 p.m. – unless you decide to camp out!

Important safety instruction from the Metropolitan Police: All lights/torches/lanterns must be of the electronic form. In particular, candles are not permitted as the wax can become a slip hazard.

All Night Vigil at Court

To show our determination to stop Brexit, the most dedicated of the protesters will then camp out at the Royal Courts of Justice for an All Night Vigil.  We will sleep rough to show how serious we are, taking turns to hold flags and lanterns.

The first hearing of the Article 50 Challenge is due the following day and many of those who donated to the Crowdjustice case will queue early to try to get a place in the public gallery.

At the same time those campers who stayed out overnight will be relieved by new reinforcements to fly the flag and continue the protest, as the world’s media attention falls on this important case.

Important instruction from the Metropolitan Police: We have been given permission to sleep outside the Royal Courts provided that we do not erect tents, so please do not bring this item.

Why We Are Protesting

In British representative democracy, parliament is sovereign, which means that government cannot do whatever it pleases.

If it wants to make important changes , then it must seek approval for its proposals from a majority of MPs in the House of Commons, and the MPs should have the right to reject these proposals outright if they decide they are not in the national interes..

The government’s response to the petition was an overstep of its mandate when it said:

“The British people voted to leave and the Government will implement their decision.The vote on the final deal will give Parliament the choice to accept the agreement or leave the EU with no agreement”

If Brexit is all about upholding British Sovereignty and democracy, then MPs surely must be given the choice of all possible options to decide what is in the interest of the country?

Similarly, the Article 50 Challenge argues that the government’s submission of the Article 50 notification also did not take parliamentary sovereignty into account.  Whilst Parliament gave assent for the government to submit a notification of intent of the UK decision to leave the EU, this intent has never been ratified by Parliament. Article 50 requires that it be submitted in accordance with the constitution of the country, and as parliament did not hold a vote on leaving the EU, then  Article 50 was arguably submitted unconstitutionally. If this is so, then Article 50 is not just fully revocable, but possibly unlawful – in which case it ought to be revoked immediately. #StopBrexit

So join us as we step up the pressure with two days of non-stop protests! Come to at least one of the events on June 11th or 12th, or – if you have the stamina – stay for the whole shebang. You will never have pulled a more important all nighter! #StopBrexit

 

March on Parliament to #StopBrexit

CALL TO ACTION: Join us on 23 June in London to demand #StopBrexit!

On Saturday 23 June, a coalition of pro-EU groups is organising a march on parliament to demand a People’s Vote on whatever “Brexit deal” the government proposes on its future relationship with the EU.

The march is being organised by the Peoples Vote coalition which includes European Movement, Britain For Europe  and Open Britain. It is further supported  by other groups such as  Our Future Our Choice and Best for Britain – and we are now lending our support to this march too.

At StopBrexit Ltd we feel very strongly that this People’s Vote must include an option to cancel Brexit altogether and Remain as full members of the European Union –  and we are delighted to announce that we will have our very own #StopBrexit column at the march, marching behind a #StopBrexit banner.

We call on all those who feel as strongly as we do to come to London on 23 June and join us marching under the #StopBrexit banner.

Let’s make our message loud and clear!

#STOPBREXIT!

If you wish to join us, then please sign up both at the official march page AND on the eventbrite page for our column.

Those on facebook are also encouraged to sign up on our facebook event page and share it as widely as possible.

Tell your family, friends and colleagues – and make sure you don’t miss it. Two years have passed since the country divided over Brexit, and we’ve all learnt a lot since. Thankfully democracy is an ongoing process – it’s time to demand a Peoples’ Vote with a right to remain!

#GreatNorthernMarch Crowdfunder Launched!

We are please to announce the launch of the #StopBrexit #GreatNorthernMarch crowdfunder!

The crowdfunder seeks to raise £25,500 to cover the cost of organising and promoting the march and an accompanying rally.

Organised by StopBrexit Ltd in conjunction with Leeds for Europe, the #StopBrexit #GreatNorthernMarch will be attended by thousands of people from around the North of England and much further afield, who will converge on Leeds for the greatest march the city has ever seen.

With a higher budget for advertising than our previous march on the  Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on Oct 1st, 2017, and a top team of volunteers, we are confident of reaching and mobilising new audiences across Yorkshire and Humber, the North West and North East.

There is little time before the government wants to take Britain out of the EU, so it is important we act now.

Don’t sleepwalk into Brexit! Please support the #GreatNorthernMarch and donate to this important cause.

>>> DONATE NOW

 

#StopBrexit Great Northern March

StopBrexit Great Northern March

CELEBRATING BRITAIN IN THE EU    PAST – PRESENT – FUTURE

StopBrexit Ltd have joined forces with Leeds for Europe to deliver the #StopBrexit Great Northern March in Leeds on Saturday 24 March 2018.

Chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the triggering of Article 50 in March 2017, the purpose of this march is to demonstrate that the majority of people in Northern England feel positively European and proud.

The European Union has given us peace, prosperity and power, and while it’s not perfect, we know we are better off in than out.

As the facts continue to emerge, we can see that leaving the EU will not solve our problems, but just make them worse.

As David Davis said, “If a democracy cannot change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy”.

We reject Westminster’s vision of an isolated Little Britain and wish to retain our place among the European family of nations as full members of the EU.

This is why we demand: Give the people the final say!

Sign up to march

>>> CLICK HERE to sign up on Eventbrite

Donate to the crowdfunder

>>>CLICK HERE to donate on Crowdpac