March to Remain in the EU for Peace and Climate Action

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St Giles' Cathedral

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EH1 1RE

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A Tory Prime Minister, with no UK-wide mandate, is planning to take us all out of the European Union, without a deal, threatening our jobs, services and citizens’ rights, on 31October. Scotland voted 62% for Remain in the 2016 referendum, yet our views continue to be ignored.

Crashing out of the EU with no deal is the worst possible outcome – it could wipe £11billion off Scotland’s economy in under a year and lead to job losses of 10-25%. Jobs in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors are most at risk. Millions of EU citizens could lose their rights overnight. There will be shortages of essential drugs and food.

We will also lose sovereignty by becoming subservient to Donald Trump and without real protection from an ineffective World Trade Organisation.

We did not vote for this. The Edinburgh4Europe March and Rally on 21 September, could be our last our chance to show Boris Johnson the strength of feeling in Scotland against him and his chaotic no deal Brexit.

We demand that MPs revoke Article 50 to prevent a no deal Brexit. We must remain in the EU to preserve peace in Europe and to ensure shared action to prevent climate change.

21 September is the United Nations International Day of Peace: https://internationaldayofpeace.org/

Gather in West Parliament Square, outside St Giles Cathedral, at 2pm and march to Holyrood, where we will hear passionate speakers, including:

  • Joanna Cherry QC MP, SNP

  • Lord John Kerr, author of Art. 50

  • Lorna Slater, Co-Leader, Scottish Greens

  • Ian Murray MP, Labour

  • Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP, Scottish Lib Dems

  • Martin Verity, the UNA Scotland Membership Secretary

  • Dr Kirsty Hughes, Director, Scottish Centre on European Relations

  • Professor Tanja Bueltmann

  • Madeleina Kay, EU Supergirl

  • Susie Courtault, Women4EU

  • Joe Meighan, a Co-Director, OFOC Scotland

  • Scottish Folk Singer, Gerry Mulvenna

  • Sheboom women drummers

  • Andrew Wilson, President, Edinburgh University Students' Union.

Speeches will be BSL interpreted

Bring your placards and banners.


Event organised by Edinburgh for Europe, affiliated to the European Movement in Scotland. Contact ed.activists@euromovescotland.org.uk for more info or to join the Brexit resistance.

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St Giles' Cathedral

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Edinburgh

EH1 1RE

United Kingdom

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