A group of local Labour members went forth to the community of Yeovil to talk Brexit! A short summary is below…
The ‘Brexitometer’ pictures are on ‘Somerset Loves Europe’ facebook and twitter and have been emailed to Marcus Fysh. Below is today’s and the one from 1st December for your interest. They suggest a shift away from Brexit towards a People’s vote comparing December’s to today’s. The postcards that were left with us to post tallied up as:
People’s vote ticked 34 times Leave – no deal 16 Leave – PM’s deal 8 Stay in the EU 51 Total of 83 cards but some had more than one option ticked. We also gave out plenty more for people to post themselves. Thank you again to everyone for all of the hard work.
I am sending on a message from one of our very active members in our branch in West Dorset. He knew my wife and I were coming to The Conference and wants you to get this message.
He is 98, infirm and a veteran of the 2nd World War.
He is a remainer like me. My question to you would be about the legality of treating an ‘advisory’ referendum, without a threshold, as if it were ‘mandatory’. Will any further referendum have a threshold ,so making it mandatory, or will a ‘one vote’ majority be sufficient to claim it is the ‘will of the people’ – as last time?
The main concern from current Sherborne town goers, was the abundance of coffee shops already available, apparently about 80 places to sip a Cafe Latte or relax with a tall Americano.
The way I see the addition of Cafe Nero is twofold. Firstly, rather than a huge empty shop in the middle of the town (like many shops in the Quedam centre in Yeovil), we have filled an otherwise empty establishment, bringing people into the town and providing a hub for young, old and families to enjoy each other’s company with a cuppa or two. Secondly, I rather like the idea that Sherborne is becoming a ‘coffee hub’ of Dorset – why not? Its a very European cultural activity, and very en-trend with a many different age groups. And surely, its better than everyone going to the pub?! How times have changed, there used to be 15 or so pubs in the town!
I can only see positives for the additions of companies like Costa and Cafe Nero in the town. Personally, I love to sit reading the paper with a coffee and slab of cake, in the very cool and sophisticated atmosphere of Cafe Nero. Those who complain and suggest that this will only drive the older, more traditional coffee and tea shops out of town, need worry not. The introduction of Costa only proved this – no coffee shop has closed or suffered as a result.
The Danish may say we were very Hygge for having so many coffee outlets, the French and Spanish would praise us for our Cafe culture. Lets embrace it and not complaint about it!
It is a pleasure to share the new Dorset Labour Magazine. It is a fantastic publication, full of Labour reading and articles. Well done to the producers. Please read and share. What’s a fantastic local Magazine.
The Sherborne Labour Party [along with other branches across Dorset and the South West] have certainly been out in force. The Sherborne Market received good feedback and lots of great discussion going on last Saturday when some members of the team were ‘out and about’. And thats simply what its about at this very important time of the year.
As we look towards 8th June in trepidation, we need to come together and leaflet, campaign, phone, door knock. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Alex who is coordinating busy campaign trail in Sherborne: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the mean time, good luck everyone and keep up the fantastic work! The door knocking is too, revealing some positive feedback and support for the Labour Party and our great parliamentary candidate, Lee Rhodes. Enjoy the video and picture below.
We are asked to put our trust in our PM to produce a good deal for the UK regarding the EU. She likes to tell us that we have a ‘strong and stable’ government at present. Therefore why do we need an election?
I am very glad that we are having one however since the timing is perfect – coming as it does at the – ‘END OF MAY’ !
Last year Leicester City, this year …. who knows !?