Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Thousands Are Joining the Fight to Stay in EU ; Letters, Comments and emailsVIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men-News.Co.UK

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Thousands Are Joining the Fight to Stay in EU ; Letters, Comments and emailsVIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men-News.Co.UK

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PEOPLE have been joining the Liberal Democrats at the rate of one a minute since the referendum result was declared, with a sharp spike after Tim Farron declared that his party would go into the next general election committed to restoring Britain's place at the heart of Europe.

By Tuesday, 8,000 people had signed up and numbers continue to rise. This includes many in Cheadle constituency where there was widespread frustration that despite Cheadle voting to Remain, Britain now faces an uncertain future out of Europe.

People are shocked that Brexit leaders clearly had no plan and are understandably fearful of what awaits for jobs and investment. But, more even than that, new members want Britain to remain an internationalist, open and optimistic country.

We must also reach out to those who voted Leave. …

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