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.
Following weeks of preparatory work, and with the full support of Lord Adonis, Alastair Campbell, Nick Clegg and Professor Anthony Grayling (as Patron of the march and Honorary Chairman of Stop Brexit Ltd), we are very happy to launch:
We’d like to thank everyone who supported our work, whether it was by participation in the Manchester march, financial contribution or both.
2018 holds greater challenges than the last year – as our time to stop Brexit is running out, we are planning a number of major initiatives to mobilise people throughout the country – and motivate our politicians to do the right thing.
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!
Organisers of the grassroots #StopBrexit protest have called upon other remainers to join them in supporting the 12 Regional Rallies being planned by The 48% for October 14th.
Following the success of their march in Manchester, the Stop Brexit march organisers have announced their support for the next and final stage of the Autumn of Dissent protests against Brexit – the 12 Regional Rallies.
“We want to thank everyone who supported the march and rally”, says Peter French, the spokesman for the Stop Brexit March, “The march was a great success because you made it happen.”
“Now we ask you to support the local demonstrations being organised in your area. Spread the word, and lend a hand, give money where needed, but most important of all turn up and join in on the day.”
As the biggest of the protests at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, the Stop Brexit March in Manchester received huge media coverage, both before and after the event, by hundreds of newspapers and magazines, TV and radio broadcasters, nationally, locally and worldwide.
While there was difference in their coverage, they were mostly in agreement that there were tens of thousands of peaceful protesters, and that the march was larger than that of the People’s Assembly, which marched later that day.