As the Brexit deadline of October 31st looms, groups like Cardiff for Europe are making sure their voice can be heard
A no-party pro-European campaign group called Cardiff for Europe is arranging transport for Cardiff residents to London’s People’s Vote march on October 19th.
Set up by Cardiff residents, the group is one of many regional pro-Remain movements turning their attention to Westminster, in order to call for the Brexit issue to be put back into the hands of the British people, by means of a second referendum.
This request for travelling support has not gone unnoticed. Cardiff for Europe recently posted on social media they had fully booked five buses for the event, and are currently asking further supporters to travel up the M4 with other pro-remain organisations.
As Cardiff voted to remain in the 2016 referendum, Cardiff For Europe member Chris Lewis believes there would be little doubt in the way Cardiff would vote if there was a second referendum.
He commented, “From numerous Cardiff For Europe street stalls and other events over the past few years, it is clear that the people of Cardiff would vote in a second referendum by an even bigger majority [than 2016] to remain.”
The group has gained a sizeable following since its inception in 2016, with a large crowd turning up to its last event; a march through Cardiff leading to a stage outside Cardiff Central Library on September 28th.
The march was planned in cooperation with sister group Wales for Europe, and was organised in response to the motions to suspend parliament. It included a host of guest speakers from the political sphere at the end of the event.
As reported by Wales Online, Labour AM Jeremy Miles was one such guest. On stage, he said, “Welsh Labour will fight to remain in the EU in all circumstances.
“We are here to fight for remain and to fight for Wales.”