Reasons to Remain is a constant theme for our group. This page is still in construction.
16 Reasons to Remain
Published by the European Movement on 20 May 2019
16 short explanatory articles comprehensively referenced for further reading. The titles alone are instructive. Read all 16 articles listed below here.
1) The EU is history’s most successful peace project
2) We have a better chance of stopping climate change while we are in the EU
3) The future is about interconnection, not isolation
4) Freedom and democracy are at the heart of the EU
5) The EU has made travel accessible to a wider public
6) Britons are free to live, work, love, study, and retire throughout the EU
7) The UK profits from EU migrants
8) EU membership attracts investment to the UK
9) EU membership strengthens our economy
10) The EU has been good for business
11) The EU has been good for workers
12) Women’s rights are a founding principle of the EU
13) The EU provides a platform against discrimination
14) Human rights are better safeguarded in the EU
15) Our NHS and care sector are safer in the EU
16) Neglected, deprived parts of the UK receive EU funding
Listen to this man: Sir John Major on Brexit
Published on 7 Jul 2019
Former Conservative Prime Minister, Sir John Major, tells it how it is on Brexit when he was interviewed on BBC’s ‘Hard Talk’. Listen to this bold and blunt 2-minute extract and then widely please. Join Reason2Remain discussion on Facebook at: http://bit.ly/2xAAwQY
Brexit is not ‘the will of the people’
Author John Danzig, 28 July 2018
According to the latest YouGov poll, a majority of the electorate in Britain now want another referendum. And if there is another referendum, a majority would vote to reverse Brexit.
It’s time for our political masters (both the government and the opposition) to wake up to today’s ‘will of the people’, and not what they thought it was over two years ago.
On this Reasons2Remain Facebook page we are campaigning for a democratic U-turn on Brexit. We say that Brexit can only be stopped if that’s what Britain wants. You cannot be more democratic than that.
Many Brexiters say that Britain is not allowed to change its mind. But you cannot be less democratic than that.
Increasingly Britain and Britons agree that we want to be a part of Europe, and not apart.
▪ We don’t want to lose a say in the running and future direction of our continent.
▪ We don’t want our businesses to lose frictionless access to our most important and most valuable customers and suppliers in the EU, upon which our country’s economy and jobs depend.
▪ We don’t want to lose the invaluable protections and rights that the EU give us across our continent, when we work, shop, travel or even breathe the air.
▪ We don’t want to lose the familiar foods and products in our shops that come from the EU and which have passed vital and reliable safety standards. (No, we don’t want to eat chlorinated chicken from the USA).
▪ We don’t want to give up the right to live, work, study or retire across the European Union – our continent.
▪ We don’t want to lose or deter citizens from the rest of the EU who live here, work here, are settled here and contribute so much to Britain. They are our friends, our work colleagues, our partners. They are our family and we love them and need them.
Yes, we feel better together – in the EU. We belong in Europe.
• To see our gallery of over 1,000 articles, posters and numerous videos giving the case for a U-turn on Brexit, go to Reasons2Remain.co.uk
• For the latest polling data go to: no2brexit.com/ygdata.pdf
What leaving on WTO rules will mean
Trowbridge, 26 September 2018
People in Trowbridge heard from two international trade negotiators on how the various ways of leaving the European Union will affect us all, including trading solely on WTO rules at What Leaving on WTO Rules Will Mean on 26 September. Here is Jason Hunter setting out “Project Reality” – a must watch, for all, certainly for businesses preparing for March 2019. (24 minutes)
The panel discussion with both negotiators is very instructive on details such as VAT and relocating to eg Estonia. View here (1hr 11min)