‘We’ve come from Yorkshire just to say, just to say…….

…… all kinds of things about our love of Europe and our wish to remain in the EU. There are a dozen songs in the Yorkshire Remain Voice Song Book, pastiches of traditional songs, popular music staples, sea shanties and even hymns.

Sixty Yorkshire folk, all committed Remainer campaigners have arrived in Brussels to sing every one of them.

We’ve sung our way across on the overnight ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge.

We’ve had an entertaining and informative afternoon at the Comité Européen des Régions, and held an impromptu flash mob there.

Flash mob alert

We’ve practised in the park, and brought gratitude and tears to an elderly Belgian, remembering his youth, with its fascism, division and war.

And this evening, we went to Place Jo Cox, laid a wreath of knitted white roses, and sang in memory of the murdered Yorkshire MP. One of our own newly elected MEPs, Magid Magid (Green), who joined us, reminded us of Jo’s hallmark: her compassion.

Magid Magid lays our wreath

Tomorrow though, is our big day…..

Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

27 thoughts on “‘We’ve come from Yorkshire just to say, just to say…….”

  1. Goodness me, what energy. I have read a lot about that Green MEP, a very sensible man. I do so admire you and your colleagues, would that more of us were like you! Keep it up.

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    1. We had such fun. And it was great to meet our two new MEPs. Next post will include a picture of Shaffaq Mohammed, Lib Dem. Funnily enough, the Brexit Party MEPs didn’t rush out to meet us…..

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  2. Ooo I saw this on Twitter and it crossed my mind that you might just be there! Well done to one and all. Sadly, it’s looking more and more like Johnson will be PM and push this debacle through. I love your positive approach and wish so much it would combat the wall-to-wall Brexit liars.

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      1. Oh that’s sounds rather unpleasant. It appears quite a few Brexit people are somewhat defensive and that can rapidly progress to anger. Absolutely can’t believe the mess we are in.

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