Rejoin march set for 22 October

It’s the National March to Rejoin the EU. In 2018 and 2019 the large pro-EU marches were European party time with enormous numbers of people and blue and yellow flags everywhere.

It’s time to remind people that we have not gone away – so it’s party time again.


Rejoin march this Saturday

The fight back begins and we must be seen! We cannot let Brexit be the norm! We owe it to future generations to start the reversal of the tragedy that is Brexit.   

Join us for the Rejoin March in London on the 10th of September. Full details can be found here

We will meet at Reading Station (South entrance) from 9:30 am for photo opportunities, etc. Then we’ll catch a train to Paddington between 10:30 and 10:45 am. There’ll be another meet-up at Paddington in front of WH Smiths to allow people from Windsor, Slough and Maidenhead to join us. Then at 11-11:20 am we’ll walk from Paddington to the Australian War Memorial at Hyde Park Corner, (this takes a good 25 mins – nearest post code SW1X 7DL – check this map to get exact location). Then we’ll ease our way into the march from there when it starts at 13:00. Bring flags, placards, etc.


We have been a bit quiet over the last month as it’s winter, but we did give support to our friends Open Britain Reading in the campaign against this government’s undemocratic Elections Bill, which is a case study in voter suppression.

We had excellent coverage in the one of Reading’s local newspapers, Reading Today.

Berkshire for Europe Social

After the success of the last Berkshire for Europe Social, in November, our next one will again be in the Outlook Pub, Kings Road, Reading, on Tuesday 1st March from 7:30 pm onwards.

We will be in the cellar bar. Food can be ordered from the main bar or just join us for some drinks, and a chat, plus learn about future programmes and events. Meet with like-minded people and discuss what we can do next to help reverse the Brexit disaster. 

Please do come … it will be great to see you all!

Solidarity with Ukraine

Berkshire for Europe stands with the Ukraine, a fellow European country invaded by a despot trying to rebuild the Russian empire. The age of empires is in the past. I am of Latvian heritage and the horrors of the Russian occupation are still raw scars even though it was decades ago. The brutal invasion of Ukraine should be resisted by all freedom loving nations. If you want to support the Ukrainian struggle, show solidarity by assisting the local Ukrainian Community Centre, who are actively demonstrating and supporting their relations in the homeland. Click here for a link to their Facebook page.

Please also consider writing to your MP to ask for Ukrainian citizens to be allowed to enter the UK freely without a Visa. Currently our government are not facilitating this, even though other countries, such as Ireland, have done so.

You might also like to donate to the Embassy of Ukraine – they are raising money to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine’s civilian population. Click here for more information.

The Chairman’s views

From the January 2020 newsletter

Well, what a difference a month makes! Boris Johnson and Partygate! Are we to see the end of possibly the worse Prime Minster since Lord North? This is a case of political arrogance and it’s a blatant example of his one rule for me and another rule for ‘the plebs’ arrogance! The man was sacked as a journalist for lying, which says a lot. The current disputes over the Northern Ireland protocol show that Johnson is not in control of his brief and that he has a poor understanding of what he signed up for. He is not fit to be Prime Minster. But the question remains, who will replace him, and will they be any better? Or alternatively, will the Sue Gray report be a ‘grey wash’?

And we still await the mythical benefits of Brexit. I do not think a Crown mark on a pint mug is one, as there was nothing stopping us having the mark when we were a member of the EU. The under reporting of the Brexit-related queues at Dover by the mainstream media is concerning. It is interesting to note that BBC Reality Check team contradicted a BBC news report which stated that the Dover Chaos was not caused by Brexit!

Anti-Farage protest

Berkshire for Europe has been waking up from its winter slumber. Events have driven us to action! The first was Nigel Farage’s visit to Reading for the BBC Radio 4 Any Questions programme. We had to give the man, who has caused this country immeasurable harm, a ‘warm’ Reading welcome. Other groups joined us at the venue of Reading Minster, including Steve Bray and his SODEM friends and we certainly made our presence known during the broadcast.

The protest gave Berkshire for Europe and our friends Open Britain Reading our best local media coverage ever! Coverage in the Reading Chronicle can be found here: Nigel Farage called ‘fascist’ on BBC 4’s Any Questions | Reading Chronicle

Also, our letter to the editor explaining why we protested was published in full. Read it here Protest against Farage – Campaign For Europe In Berkshire (

We also had coverage in the Reading Today publication. My thanks to Mark Palmer for organising the demonstration at very short notice.

‘Kill the Bill’ demonstration

Berkshire for Europe with our friends Open Britain Reading also attended XR’s demonstration in support of amending or even killing this government’s undemocratic bills. These bills are designed to curtail protest, and support voter suppression by the introduction of voter photographic I.D. Coverage was again gained in the Reading Chronicle: Extinction Rebellion, Unite and others protest in Broad Street against police and crime bill | Reading Chronicle.