Some questions for EU nationals voting in local elections on Brexit and the Renew Party who want a final say on the deal

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Some questions for EU nationals voting in local elections on Brexit and the Renew Party who want a final say on the deal

Postby GuyD73 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:28 pm

Morning all,

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 :D )

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
https://twitter.com/Renew_Britain
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.

Guy
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Postby twingirlsmama » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:35 am

Interesting post. Too little being done about this political mess by too few. I feel powerless but following your posts, gives me hope and encouragement to fight.
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Re: Some questions for EU nationals voting in local elections on Brexit and the Renew Party who want a final say on the

Postby newbie_38 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:16 pm

I am a centrist at heart so not surprisingly I would have voted remain. I am still hoping that Brexit will not take place.
If we assume that Libdem does not stand a chance, I am struggling to decide who to vote for. Giving my support to Corbyn’s party who could damage this country a lot more than Brexit or support Theresa May’s party to block Corbyn’s progress.
At this stage, I think I will go with the latter. Labour needs to a new leader asap.
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Postby newbie_38 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:18 pm

I am a centrist at heart so not surprisingly I would have voted remain. I am still hoping that Brexit will not take place.
If we assume that Libdem does not stand a chance, I am struggling to decide who to vote for. Giving my support to Corbyn’s party who could damage this country a lot more than Brexit or support Theresa May’s party to block Corbyn’s progress.
At this stage, I think I will go with the latter. Labour needs to a new leader asap.
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Postby GuyD73 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:28 pm

Hi newbie_38, thanks for your comment, when you say ‘would have’, can I ask why you didn’t have the opportunity to vote?

I share your hope that Brexit won’t happen, believe it’s politically achievable, & suspect you’re right too that a new leader of a centrist persuasion (Umuma, Cooper, dare I say D Milliband) might make for a rather more electable Labour party, but that’s another thread.

I am confused though, at why you think there’s a dichotomy here? The most likely outcome of a few more Labour gains is a hung parliament. For example, locally, Justine Greening or Stephen Hammond (Putney and Wimbledon), sadly both moderate remainer folk sensible & intelligent, could lose their flimsy majorities, but that’ll help change Parliamentary arithmetic a bit.

The prospect of Corbyn in No. 10, with a majority, is scary to lots of people, but that’s just not going to happen. The same prospect, as part of a coalition, completely dependent on LDs, SNP, Green support in commons is far less scary than Brexit for me, or a far-right tory govt led by Rees-Mogg – is such a dystopia even imaginable?

Ask to meet the Renew candidate in your ward, chat and decide if you want to vote for them. They’re not even asking you to abandon your traditional party loyalty, vote Green/LD/Lab/Tory whatever, just give them your third vote perhaps? It’s a way of registering opposition to Brexit, voting in local elections, without any of the national repercussions of their Parliamentary equivalent. :D
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