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Grassroots Pro-EU Groups Urge EU to
Keep Door Open for "No Brexit"

Pro-EU groups from across the UK have appealed directly to the European Union to keep all options open on Brexit - including the possibility of Brexit being cancelled or reversed.  They have also called for the rights of British citizens as European citizens to be protected.

In November 2018, 121 grassroots campaigning groups, including Leeds for Europe, signed an open letter to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, asking him not to do anything that would place obstacles in the way of a new referendum - and urging him to make provision for the possible revocation of Article 50.

In January 2019, this letter was followed up by a further letter - this time signed by 124 grassroots groups - to the Brexit Steering Group of the European Parliament, which is chaired by Guy Verhofstadt.  This second letter asked the European Parliament to commit to safeguarding the rights of all citizens of the EU throughout the Brexit process and to consult with UK citizens to ascertain whether they agree to the loss of such rights.  The letter also reminded the parliament of the UK's right to unilaterally revoke Article 50, asking the parliament to send a positive signal confirming their willingness to welcome the UK's revocation and to allow time for this to take place.

These initiatives have been coordinated by "Grassroots for Europe", a network of local activist groups across the UK and beyond, in what is fast becoming the EU's largest pro-European mass movement.

You can read and download both letters, together with accompanying Press Releases, below.

Letter to Members of the
European Parliament Brexit Steering Group
8 January 2019

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Letter to Donald Tusk,
President of the European Council
​24 November 2018

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