Welcome

We are Oxford for Europe – a group of volunteers working to help Oxford remain the welcoming and vibrant international centre that it has always been.

While our activity is mainly in Oxford, we support activities across Oxfordshire and the UK in co-operation with numerous other formal and informal pro-EU organisations. We are affiliated to the European Movement UK, and work closely with Grassroots for Europe, March for Change, Best for Britain and many others.

Brexit has happened, but that only increases the need to promote pro-EU voices, to make EU citizens welcome, to share news from the EU and to encourage more people to get involved in building a pro-European city, county and country. With the country facing unprecedented difficulties as a result of the pandemic, we need to ensure that we do not lose sight of the need for cooperation across borders, and the urgency of avoiding a no deal outcome on 1 January 2021.

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For our latest newsletter (30 August), see here.   Previous Newsletters are here. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter.

A Pariah State – us?

UK Government proposing to renege on EU Withdrawal Agreement and become a Pariah State: An Open Letter from the Chair

And an Open Letter to the Prime Minister

The Russia Report

This is now out, after a totally avoidable delay of 9 months. The Government’s attempts to say ‘nothing to see here’ are transparent and are part of a gaslighting campaign which must never succeed.

The report makes it clear that Russian interference in the UK democratic process is the ‘new normal’, and calls clearly for an investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 Referendum. Even though it finds no evidence of such a role, it roundly castigates successive Tory Governments for failing to seek one. It leaves open the question of whether the reason for this gross neglect was malice, incompetence, or both. We in Oxford For Europe, together with our sister organisations, call for urgent action so that such abuses can never happen again and so that those responsible can be held to account.

Brexit: Dark Deeds and Unhealthy Choices:

OfE meeting featuring Peter Geoghegan and Philippa Whitford

Our next online meeting will be on Monday, September 28th, 7 pm.

It will feature Peter Geoghegan, author of ‘Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics’, and Philippa Whitford, SNP spokesman on Europe and Health.

Booking essential. Tickets are free but a donation of £4 is warmly invited. Click here for further details and here to book.

Peter’s book is available from Blackwells: click here. More details here.

Our Previous Online Meeting – One Crisis At A Time!

This meeting took place on 9 July and featured Dominic Grieve and Michael Dougan. You can watch it here. Read more about it here.

No No-Deal Brexit!

Messages from Oxford For Europe’s Media Team:

Faces of Europe.

This is an initiative aimed at EU nationals living in the Region. Full details of the idea and how to become involved can be found at https://emoxfordregion.org/faces-of-europe-2/ . And the email address to write to is euromoveoxon@gmail.com .

Cummings:

An open letter from the Chair of Oxford For Europe

Cummings, Brexit and Russia

Colin Gordon, of Oxford For Europe, has written in some detail about Cummings and Russia. Follow this link.

Select Committees

Colin Gordon writes about the continuing role of Parliamentary Select Committees: here.

Brexit Transition Advocates

A detailed review of the evidence, collated by Colin Gordon on behalf of Grassroots for Europe. Here

Should pro-EU groups focus now On a campaign to extend the Brexit transition period? – A commentary by Colin Gordon

Petitions

Call for a public enquiry into the government’s handling of Coronavirus: https://www.marchforchange.uk/coronavirus_inquiry

Time for Cummings to go
https://www.change.org/p/dominic-cummings-must-be-sacked

Law Society: The Internal Market Bill: https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/campaigns/internal-market-bill-help-us-defend-the-rule-of-law

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