We are the 48% who voted against Brexit and those who were not allowed to vote against it – the young and the EU nationals living, working and paying taxes in the UK. We are outraged by the government’s current direction in dealing with the result of the referendum.
What is this all about?
Fundamentally, we never wanted Brexit and this march is about making our voices heard. The voices of those who believe:
• It’s not okay to ignore us • It’s not okay to incite hate and divide communities • It is not okay to fail to protect EU nationals who work and pay taxes in the UK • It’s not okay for a handful of people to decide the future of many behind closed doors • It is not okay to lie and put futures at risk for political gain • It’s not okay for the old to decide the future of the young
If Article 50 if triggered, then we’ll do everything we can to limit the damage this government will be causing.
What do we want?
The government asked for our opinion, and now they’ve closed the doors. This is not okay. • We want our voices to be heard: an open conversation where the UK’s civil society is consulted and where Parliament will ultimately have the full power to decide for our future. • We want to remain a member of the Single Market. • We want to secure the benefits that the EU membership brings us. • We want a guarantee that the EU citizens already here will have the right to stay.
Why the 25th of March?
Unite for Europe is timed to coincide with the UK Government’s stated intention to trigger Article 50 by the end of March 2017.
March 25th 2017 is the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community.
What's the route?
We will be marching to Parliament. The exact route will be finalised when we have an indication of the number of marchers attending.
The march will begin at Park Lane outside the Hilton (London, W1K 7TN), or Trafalgar Square (London, WC2N 5DN) if you have a mobility restriction (see The March Route). Look out for updates here, on the Unite for Europe Facebook and Twitter accounts, and in the national press.