When did you first attend the SODEM protest outside Parliament and why did you come?
Not sure, sometime late 2017. Being extremely upset and angry at the referendum result, I joined ‘The March for Europe’ (July ’16) and subsequent pro EU marches, attended ‘The 3 Million’ and ‘Best for Britain’ events, produced ‘IN’ car stickers and activated my Pro EU Twitter account. I absolutely admire the staying power of the SODEM protestors who were always there in all weathers and circumstances.
Roughly how old are you?
How frequently did you come and when was the last time you attended?
I tried to join SODEM at key dates, with or without cake bringing along like-minded EU friends. I loved the general atmosphere, the like-minded interesting people of all walks of life who saw the bigger EU picture. As an EU Citizen in the UK I could not vote so joining SODEM felt I was doing my part and will be able to tell my grandchildren I did try. The last time SODEM protest I attended was 30th January 2020.
How far from Westminster do you live and what was your travelling time?
I am a West Londoner.
What’s your favourite memory?
The originality, persistence and humor, the like-minded people, it felt like home, and Polly’s pies!
Tell me your story
In 1981 I adopted Britain as my home. I worked, volunteered, was part of the local community, married an Englishman and gave birth to two dual national children. On 23rd June 2016 I woke up to find that Britain had voted to leave the EU, erode it’s (EU) Citizens’ rights, had stabbed its fellow EU neighbours in the back and unleashed something very ugly. I felt sick and incredibly angry ever since that so many British people were manipulated to vote on something that was so misrepresented in the UK.
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