Posted on 06/03/2021Comments Off on ALAN CRITCHLEY

When did you first attend the SODEM protest outside Parliament and why did you come? 

April 2018

Roughly how old are you?


How frequently did you come and when was the last time you attended?

About once a month through to June 2019

How far from Westminster do you live and what was your travelling time?

60 miles, approximately an hour and a half.

What’s your favourite memory?

The camaraderie and meeting so many lovely people. Also talking to tourists many of whom were bemused at the vote to leave. 

Tell me your story

I remember the days when the UK was the “sick man of Europe” and I campaigned to join in 1973. We had power cuts, we made dreadful cars and I just thought that we needed to be part of something larger.  My father, a civil servant, had worked in the cabinet office with Churchill, Macmillan and others who were very keen to be a part of the growing European project and he was passionately pro-EU in his lifetime, undoubtedly this was a major influence on me.  In addition I have family in Germany and the lack of borders and boundaries just makes complete sense. 

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