This post is primarily because I have a few questions for the EU nationals on this forum (our valued friends & neighbours) about their voting intention in the local elections in May, but I’d welcome constructive contributions from Brits too. Those Qs include….
Are you registered to vote in the local elections? If not, I’d be interested as to why?
If you’ve been meaning to, here’s the link https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
If you are registered, will you be voting in the local elections on May 3rd? Have you chosen a candidate/party? On what grounds?
How many of your friends who are EU nationals are registered to vote or planning on voting?
How do you feel about Brexit generally? Is it causing you distress and would you like an opportunity to fight it?
Did you know there’s a new party called Renew https://renewbritain.org/
, who are dedicated to stopping Brexit by putting pressure on our MPs to offer the electorate a final say on the deal with an option to remain?
Last one, how could Renew best reach EU nationals, in Wandsworth and Putney particularly, to ask for their vote in May?
In a nutshell, Renew take a pragmatic, centrist position on a variety of policy areas, occupying centre ground abandoned by the Tories hell-bent on a destructive Brexit and a far-left Labour leadership providing scant opposition and with a socialist agenda that many think economically ruinous.
I personally think Brexit is an irredeemably stupid act of economic and geopolitical self-harm which will remove rights and freedoms from our children, so I’ll fight it with everything I have. (regular NVN readers will already know this
I am appalled by the way EU nationals have been treated by this government and feel great sympathy for all the families who are in limbo or whose lives have been disrupted. For the record, there are millions of us Brits who value your enormous contribution to our communities, economy and cultural life, and will continue to fight for your rights and ours.
I would be really grateful for any responses and will be posting further in due course about how you can help the campaign over the coming weeks.
You can follow @Renew_Britain on Twitter and please RT and tag your friends
And follow on FB here https://www.facebook.com/RenewBritain/
Some of you may have just heard one of the Principals Sandra, talking to Nigel Farage on LBC just now, so Renew is raising its profile and getting increased media coverage every day, please join us!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone and look forward to hearing from you.