Moving us closer to Europe

Britain’s dismal post-2016 growth rate one of the worst for major economies.

Since the 2016 referendum, Britain has gone from the best performing major economy to among the worst. The UK's growth, productivity and living standards will continue to be weighed down by the structural handicap of Brexit.

Gavakel Research, 5 July 2024

Embrace Erasmus

Let’s get Staffordshire back into Erasmus+

Erasmus+ gave young people in Staffordshire the chance to study, work and travel across Europe creating countless opportunities for young people, as well as bringing talent from other countries into our universities and workplaces.

Being outside Erasmus+ puts our country, and our young people, at a disadvantage. Sign our petition calling on the Government to open negotiations to re-enter the Erasmus+ programme. #bringbackerasmus

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Brexit: it's time to face the music

The European Movement UK is asking the Government to Face the Music and find a solution to the issues facing musicians who want to tour Europe after Brexit.

Sign the petition

Sign up for our campaign today and pledge your support for the music industry

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Diary dates
Six Towns Carnival Reloaded
Come and celebrate the culture and diversity of our city at the Six Towns Reloaded carnival, a re-launch of the one city carnival which was first held in 1997 and aimed to celebrate a wide range of different cultures.
Hanley Park, Stoke on Trent, ST1 4DX
14-07-2024 at 11:00 to 19:00
EMStaffs Steering Group meeting
Bi-weekly virtual meeting of the EMStaffs Steering Group. Everyone is welcome - please contact us if you would like to attend so we can send you the Zoom link - you would be most welcome.
15-07-2024 at 19:00 to 19:45
Stafford Pride
Fill the streets of Stafford with "love, pride, and solidarity".
Victoria Park, Stafford
10-08-2024 at 09:00 to 18:00
Potteries Chartist Festival 2024
Family friendly, music, play, speakers, local history, stalls, local artists, singers, poets, bands, banner making, kids' activities, film.
Market Place, Burslem, STOKE-ON-TRENT, ST6 4AT
18-08-2024 at 11:00 to 16:00

75 Years of the European Movement UK

Watch our 75 year story

This year we’re celebrating 75 years of the European Movement UK. To mark this milestone, our Chair, Mike Galsworthy, has been chatting with some incredible people - from the early members of the movement to today's grassroots champions and the next-gen stars.

The result is a video, a snapshot of the story of our movement, and the many different voices who contribute to our pro-European community.

View the video

Simple Politics Guide

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Whether you're new to politics or just looking for a straightforward refresher, these articles will help you navigate the world of politics with confidence and clarity.

Read the guide

The Lost Opportunities List

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Since 1 January 2021 the European Union has not stood still. It continues to offer new opportunities and benefits to its citizens and businesses that we in the UK are no longer entitled to.

So far the UK has missed out on 141 opportunities to make our lives better

Read the list

The David Downside Dossier

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In October 2016, David Davis, the then Brexit secretary, told the House of Commons that “there will be no downside to Brexit at all, and considerable upsides”.

So far, we have identified 1891 downsides
but only 39 upsides!

Read the Dossier

We need your help

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If you would like to support our campaigning, but don't have the time or are unable to support us directly, please consider giving a few pounds to our JustGiving campaign funds. All money raised will be used directly to fund our campaign activities. Thank you!


Cost of Brexit So Far

Total cost to the UK since the Brexit referendum

According to the Bank of England voting to leave the European Union has cost Britain more than £440 million a week in lost growth since the referendum.

The Digby Jones Index

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Lord Digby Jones told Andrew Neil before the referendum that there would not be a single job lost because of Brexit.

So far, we have identified
304 companies
that have reduced staff numbers because of Brexit!

See the companies

Recent Articles

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WATCH: Our 75 year story

 This year we’re celebrating 75 years of the European Movement UK.
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Today marks 75 years since the European Movement UK was formed.

 We were founded in 1949 in the shadow of war.
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Brexit isn’t working – we need to have an honest discussion about the best way forward

 Become a member of the European Movement today.
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Simple Politics Guide by Central Bylines

 Specially designed for those who prefer a simpler language style.