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Burst bubble? EU group leaves London

20 September, 2019 — By Emily Finch

Members of Islington In Europe spoke to people living in Wakefield

MEMBERS of anti-Brexit campaign group Islington in Europe travelled up to Yorkshire to “build some bridges” on Saturday.

Around 10 members took a train to Wakefield in West Yorkshire where they joined their northern counterparts to hand out leaflets and talk to the locals.

Nick Turton, chairman of Islington in Europe, said the trip beyond north London was organised because “the group started to be worried about what Brexit is doing in terms of polarisation”.

He added: “We were being criticised for being in a metropolitan bubble and being told that there was a North and South split within Britain.

“We were wondering what a small group such as ours can do to build some bridges.”

In Wakefield, 66 per cent voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum while 75 per cent of voters chose remain in Islington.


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