What is Leavers Of Reading?
Leavers of Reading (LofR) is a local community group that operates along the same lines as Leavers of Britain (LofB). Our aims are the same and we share common goals to;
- Fight to ensure the Brexit that we all voted for happens
- Offer a comfortable environment for Brexiteers to meet and chat
- Give local structure and organisation to any campaigning that might be needed in the Euro elections
- Provide information to Leavers and Remainers alike, about Brexit, about the Berxit process and what is going on
Is Leavers of Reading a Political Party?
What we are not is a Political Party – you will not see Leavers of Britain on a ballot paper. We are an organisation that believes in Britain and believes in Brexit, and as such we may provide support and help to any Party or individual that believes the same as us.
What Brexiteer Groups Are There In Berkshire?
There are new “Leavers Of” groups being formed all the time and so the geography is constantly changing. At the moment, although the group is called Leavers of Reading we would love to hear from Brexiteers right across the west of Berkshire and Wokingham – there is a group called Leavers of East Berks running, which (at the moment) covers Bracknell and constituencies in the east of the county.
If you’re interested in setting up a local group in your area then you’re more than welcome – we’ll happily add links from here – and if you need any help setting up social media or creating logos we’re here to help.
The remainder of this page is copied from the Leavers of Britain website;
What is Leavers Of Britain?
Leavers of Britain (LofB) is an online AND offline community bringing like-minded people together across the UK.
Whether it’s a friendly drink after work, or coffee and cake at the weekend, Leavers of Britain supports people like you to network, make new friends and bring your community together as we leave the EU. Together we can heal social divisions across the country and make a positive difference in Brexit Britain.
After the referendum, Leave voters were accused of being either thick, racist or too old to matter. Our vote has been attacked legally and continues to be watered down through political concessions.
It’s time honest, hardworking people who are the backbone of our society stand up and say this isn’t acceptable. The will of the people must be upheld and those who voted leave respected just the same as everyone, no matter what way you voted in the 2016 referendum.
Leavers of Britain offers a way for people to take politics into their own hands: DIY activism! People from across the country can create events to fit their level of time commitment and use Leavers of Britain’s free-to-use promotional campaign materials.
What we believe
We believe in a clean Brexit, one that means the UK controls its own laws, money and borders. We believe in the UK being an independent country from the EU. Simples!
We reject all forms of intolerance, discrimination or prejudice towards anyone, as well as Leave voters. We confront and condemn racists and others who seek to hijack the Leave vote for their own ends.
We support the efforts of our politicians and social leaders in creating a fairer, more enterprising and freer country. It’s time to see the best in our nation and the hard-working, good people who make it great. We’ll do everything in our power to achieve that – and it starts with the power of the pint!
Who runs Leavers of Britain?
We have a dedicated and enthusiastic group of volunteers dotted across the country who contribute their time and effort to making meet ups, design their own materials, set up their own stalls and protests as well as engaging the general public. Without their enthusiasm and drive Leavers of Britain would not be the strong community it is today.
Lucy Harris is the director of Leavers of Britain. A passionate supporter of Brexit, Lucy comes from Suffolk and has lived in London for 8 years. Lucy has a background in classical singing and publishing, and before that, worked on a fish counter for five years. Having lived in Italy for two years, she is a self-taught fluent Italian speaker and a lover of Europe. Through LofB and her other campaign work, Lucy’s goal is to bring democrats together across the UK and bring new friends to those who have lost theirs over Brexit.
You can find out more about the Leavers of Britain movement from their website.