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European Citizen, The Spokesman 136,  Edited by Tony Simpson. Image courtesy Spokesman Books

European Citizen, The Spokesman 136, Edited by Tony Simpson. Image courtesy Spokesman Books

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European Citizenship

A Conversation

12 Jul 2017

Weeks after invoking Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union to commence the UK's withdrawal, Theresa May called a snap election to 'strengthen' her hand in the imminent negotiations. She miscalculated badly. Instead of increasing her Parliamentary majority, a fragile minority government depends on support from the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland. In large numbers, people cast their ballot for Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, which successfully mobilised millions of new voters, with estimated turnout among those aged 18 to 24 soaring from 43 per cent in 2015 to 72 per cent in 2017.

Meanwhile millions of people living in the United Kingdom, whose personal and professional status is directly affected by the outcome, had no vote in the General Election on 8 June 2017. By contrast, up until May 2018, they and others throughout the European Union can endorse a European Citizens' Initiative entitled 'Retaining European Citizenship'
 (www.eucitizen2017.org).

Join us for an evening discussion and informative collaboration.

5-7pm

Cafe.Bar. Free. Drop in

 

In collaboration with Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation.

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