The Convention
Jun
4
2:00 PM14:00

The Convention

How we protect British democracy from social media and dark money.

Despite eleven separate investigations into the conduct of the 2016 EU Referendum, and a referral by the Electoral Commission to the National Crime Agency, there have been no prosecutions and there is little sign of police actively pursuing serious criminal offences. This failure has profound implications for the Rule of Law but also the future of British democracy. If foreign money can secretly sway the outcome of elections by the abuse of personal data on social media, what hope is there for the future of liberal democracy in the UK?

The Fourth Convention - to be held at the Emmanuel Centre, Westminster, June 4th (2.00pm– 8.30pm) - will review the many scandals from the 2016 campaign with testimony from all the key players, including Carole Cadwalldr. And we will ask why the mainstream media has been so reluctant to cover the story of the stolen vote. In the second part, we will move on to propose ways of protecting British democracy with tougher new laws to control social media and dark money.

The event will feature contributions from leading politicians, lawyers and journalists, to be announced over the next few days.

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Tunbridge Wells Social - Anniversary
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Tunbridge Wells Social - Anniversary

One year on, we can’t believe how much we have achieved and all the new friendships we have made. Come celebrate with us for our official first year anniversary.

We have reserved a large table at The George, the venue of our first event. Hopefully the weather will be good so we can open the double doors onto the front garden. Conveniently, this venue should be more friendly to supporters with walking sticks and wheelchair users.

Please get in touch if you have any queries.

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Who should represent Britain in Europe?
May
20
7:30 PM19:30

Who should represent Britain in Europe?

Berkshire for Europe have invited a panel of candidates for the South-East to discuss the European Parliament election and why it should matter to you and your family. 

  • Richard Ashworth MEP & candidate for the South-East ChangeUK @RichardAshMEP ‏

  • Catherine Bearder MEP & candidate for the South-East Liberal Democrats @catherinemep

  • John Howarth MEP & candidate for the South-East Labour @JohnHowarth1958

  • Elise Benjamin Candidate for the South-East Green Party @EliseDB ‏

Tickets are free, register here and for your safety, they will be checking tickets on the door and entry is strictly with ticket only.

On 23 May, people in the UK have the chance to elect their representatives to the European Parliament. If the UK stays – as is increasingly the majority view – those elected will represent us fo the next 5 years until 2024. This is our chance to keep our voice at the heart of Europe. Let’s make sure we get strong, proactive, decent MEPs who will serve our interests well.

In the past European elections have been largely ignored in the UK. Only 35 per cent of voters turned out in 2014. This election is about us having our say as to who gets in. It’s important that you vote, and that you can make an informed choice.

In the South-East we will be electing 10 MEPs. In total, Britain has 73. So the South-East gets 14% of all the MEPs for the UK. Votes are allocated on a proportional basis, determined on the percentage of the total votes, so even the smaller parties can win a seat and represent your views in Europe. What we decide here will really matter!

The European Parliament works on so many things that matter to all of us. Like food safety, the environment, data privacy, broadband services, toy safety, car emissions, public health standards, medicines. The European Parliament is going to be working on these issues whether or not Britain is a member. British MEPs can make a powerful difference, scrutinising the new laws, ensuring that they are right for us.

Britain is definitely in the EU until October. We hope to stay in for the long term. This is your opportunity to ask our candidates how they will work constructively with Europe, to build laws that generate prosperity, keep us healthy, and safe!

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Oxford City Centre Hustings
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Oxford City Centre Hustings

Quiz candidates! Have your say! This is the election the Government doesn't want but everyone's talking about.

Oxford Region of the European Movement UK, in a neutral, non-partisan role, has invited all contesting parties and Independent candidates in the South East Region to take part.

Speakers confirmed are

Change UK: Richard Ashworth MEP, No. 1 on his party's regional list. Former Leader of the Conservative Party MEPs.

Conservative Party: Juliette Ash, No. 5 on her party's regional list. She lives in Oxford and was her party's Parliamentary candidate for Pontypridd in 2017.

Green Party: Elise Benjamin, No. 2 on her party's regional list. Former Lord Mayor of Oxford.

Independent: Michael Turberville, who lives in Reading where he is a local campaigner.

Labour Party: John Howarth MEP, No. 1 on his party's regional list. He succeeded Anneliese Dodds MEP when she was elected as an MP in 2017. John is driving up from Tunbridge to be with us, and Emma Turnbull (No. 4 on the regional list), County Councillor for University Parks, will stand in if he's delayed.

Liberal Democrats: Catherine Bearder MEP, No. 1 on her party's regional list. She lives in Oxford, where she was a county councillor.

Socialist Party of Great Britain: Mike Foster, No. 5 on his party's regional list. He lives in Birmingham.

UK European Union Party: Angela Antetomaso, No 4 on her party's regional list for London. She is an anchor host and journalist on CNBC, the business and financial news television channel which airs across Europe.

We're awaiting replies from The Brexit Party, UKIP, and the other two Independents, and very much look forward to hearing from them all. Statements will be invited in the event that attendance is not possible.

This event is not part of a European Movement campaign or of the People's Vote campaign, nor are we encouraging support of one party or another. All points of view are respected and all are welcome. The event will be under a neutral chairperson, known and respected in the community, the Rev. Bob Wilkes, formerly Lord Mayor's Chaplain and Vicar of St Michael's at the Northgate, a former Dean of Birmingham, and former Chair of Oxford Faiths Forum.

The event is free but donations to help defray costs will be very welcome. To meet fire regulations, bookings are encouraged.

The event will be held in the Sanctuary (the Church, not the Hall), so please enter by the church's main door (wheelchair access).

We want as many people as possible to exercise their democratic right on May 23. So please tell your friends, neighbours, and workmates about this event on Friday May 17 and encourage them to come along, and then to place their Xs on the ballot paper the following Thursday.



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Labour MEP John Howarth
May
17
10:00 AM10:00

Labour MEP John Howarth

With the European Parliamentary elections just around the corner, come and meet the Labour MEP for the South-East, John Howarth this Friday in Tunbridge Wells town centre.

When: Friday 17th May 2019

Time: 10am-12noon

Where: Calverley Precinct, Tunbridge Wells, (pedestrianised bit outside the Victoria Place shopping centre)


John represents South East England for Labour. The constituency includes Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex - that's a population of more than 8 million adults.

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Europe Day in London
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Europe Day in London

  • Oxford Room Hallam Conference Centre 44 Hallam Street London (map)
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Please see details of an event put on by our friends at London for Europe.

6:00 pm Part 1. Supporting activists and campaigners

  • The Seeds of European Unity: screening of Churchill’s Zürich speech

  • Milestones of EU History: from Treaty to Treaty

  • Interactive Workshop: designing better representations of EU democracy & lawmaking

7:15 pm Part 2: The Best of the EU: expert and personal choices

  • What I like best about the EU
    Open Mike Session, featuring Lord Andrew Adonis , Lucy Anderson MEP, Germana Canzi, Stephen Dorrell, Brendan Donnelly, Jean Lambert MEP, Femi Oluwole, John Stevens

  • Closing Speech: Why I’m passionate about the EU - Stephen Dorrell, Chair, EuropeanMovement

  • The European Anthem: played by the Strasbourg flash-mob orchestra

  • Reception: Drinks and canapés

Attendance and Participation are FREE

If you plan to attend, please let them know by clicking the link here.

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Europe Day Boat Trip
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Europe Day Boat Trip

Join in with the Europe Day celebrations with an exclusive boat trip on 9th May 2019!

Come help raise awareness of the EU elections as part of a day of action focused on mobilising voters - to support the European Parliament's #ThistimeImVoting campaign.

There will be music, food and drink, including live performances from FauxBoJo, EU Supergirl, Jo Remain and rousing speeches. It's also a great networking opportunities with like-minded grassroots Remain activists.

We'll raise a storm by waving EU flags at other party goers on the river and make the press and social media as we storm Parliament en route

Brexiteers be warned - you will be made to walk the plank!

Dress Code: EU blue! (Pirates and sailors also welcome) Please bring a flag!

The trip will be a round trip so will start and finish at a pier (tbc) in central london. The boat will leave at 18:00 and you will disembark at 22:00. If you are unable to board the boatat 18:00 there will be another oppotunity to do so at 19:00

The UK is still a member of the EU - so let's celebrate what's great about being European! 

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Europe's Big Night Out
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

Europe's Big Night Out

Are you one of the 3.5 million EU nationals still living here in the UKJoin us to take back control and celebrate our European future together at a night of comedy, music and dance from all over the continent. You are still in!

When
Wednesday, 8 May

Where
St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
London SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom

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Volunteer Meet-Up
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Meet-Up

This meeting will introduce and communicate how you can make a difference to the thistimeimvoting campaign, including on-the-day training on how we can reach as many people as possible!

The event will be will be highly interactive so be prepared to engage, contribute and discuss.

We will give participants a real opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the thistimetimvoting campaign, including what volunteers all across the United Kingdom are currently doing and what specific actions we have planned in the run-up to the European elections in May 2019.

Our hope is everyone involved will leave this event with a clear idea of our shared action plan for the next three months, in combination with a personal strategy on the role each individual can play to boost the profile of the elections and raise awareness.

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Put it to the People - March in London
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

Put it to the People - March in London

Join us on 23rd of March for the ‘Put It To The People March’ to make the calls for a People’s Vote too loud to ignore. 

On the 23rd of March, just six days before the Government hopes to take Britain out of the EU, hundreds of thousands of people will march on Parliament offering a solution to a crisis that threatens their living standards, businesses and jobs. We demand a People’s Vote, and come 23rd March, it could be a case of now or never.  

Please sign up to join us. We will be congregating from 12pm, high noon in Park Lane, and marching to Parliament Square to make our voices heard. Our demand is a simple one: that any Brexit is put the people so that we can have the final say.

This will be a day to tell your children about, to tell your grandchildren about.

Join us.

If you have purchased train tickets via our website, please ensure you arrive at the train station at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time to enable you to collect your ticket. For this reason we have asked those who plan to leave Tunbridge Wells to arrive at the station from 9:30am.

If you are travelling from High Brooms, please get in touch as you will either need to collect your ticket from us before Saturday or we can give your ticket to a fellow supporter who is also travelling from High Brooms.

If you are travelling from Tonbridge please arrive early and look out of Detlef who runs the local Tunbridge & Malling Group.

If for any reason your tickets have not been collected we will ask if they can be left with with local ticket office at the appropriate station.



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Leafleting in Tunbridge Wells
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Leafleting in Tunbridge Wells

Please join us at 10am outside Pret on Fiveways.


We have a limited number of days to ensure that the Tunbridge Wells representation for the People's vote march on the 23rd March is higher than last time.

To support this TW-IN have committed to leafleting the whole of Tunbridge Wells prior to the day to raise awareness.

Please come and help us, leafleting will last no more than 90 minutes and the session will end with a coffee back at the start point by midday.

Please let us know you can make the date - we can then ensure adequate routes are prepared for the leafleting.

twproeu@gmail.com

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Wooferendum 2019 - Brexit is a Dog's Dinner
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Wooferendum 2019 - Brexit is a Dog's Dinner

Calling all dog owners…..

on 10th March there will be a meeting for us dogs and our owners at 1300 at the Victoria Tower Park behind Parliament. As man’s best friend, we can see that Brexit is a real dog’s dinner. That's why canines all over the country are starting a Wooferendum, howling on behalf of the millions of people in the UK who believe Brexit is a huge mistake.

Come join us

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Leafleting in Tunbridge Wells
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Leafleting in Tunbridge Wells

Please join us at 10am outside Pret on Fiveways.


We have a limited number of days to ensure that the Tunbridge Wells representation for the People's vote march on the 23rd March is higher than last time.

To support this TW-IN have committed to leafleting the whole of Tunbridge Wells prior to the day to raise awareness.

Please come and help us, leafleting will last no more than 90 minutes and the session will end with a coffee back at the start point by midday.

Please let us know you can make the date - we can then ensure adequate routes are prepared for the leafleting.

twproeu@gmail.com

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Leafleting in Tunbridge Wells
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Leafleting in Tunbridge Wells

Please join us at 10am outside Pret on Fiveways.


We have a limited number of days to ensure that the Tunbridge Wells representation for the People's vote march on the 23rd March is higher than last time.

To support this TW-IN have committed to leafleting the whole of Tunbridge Wells prior to the day to raise awareness.

This Saturday we aim to complete the leafleting of all central residential areas - please come and help us achieve this. Leafleting will last no more than 90 minutes and the session will end with a coffee back at the start point by midday.

Please let us know you can make the date - we can then ensure adequate routes are prepared for the leafleting.

twproeu@gmail.com

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Film night - Burned
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Film night - Burned

  • Alexandra Suite, Royal Wells Hotel (map)
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Free screening of the award winning documentary.

Tunbridge Wells Friends of the Earth are partnering with Biofuelwatch to bring you "Burned: Are trees the new coal?" - a powerful documentary about forest destruction for biomass electricity and the subsidies that enable it.

Biofuelwatch is currently campaigning to get subsidies for burning wood in power stations revoked and redirected towards genuinely renewable energy. Biomass power station operators receive these subsidies (with Drax Power Station on its own receiving more than £2 million every day), despite the fact that it damages the climate, forests and communities.

Q&A with a Biofuelwatch representative at the end of the film.

Find out more about the film and watch a trailer. There is more info on Biofuelwatch's campaign here.

Donations are welcomed to help cover the costs.

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