The Ulster Folk is supporting the
formation of Leavers groups in Northern Ireland, in conjunction with
Leavers of Britain. The initial group will be called Leavers of
Northern Ireland .The Ulster Folk will encourage and assist any Leave groups in Northern Ireland via social media accounts and web site.
Leavers of Britain has recently emerged
from Leavers of London and is rapidly taking-off, across the UK. It
facilitates the setting-up of groups for people who have voted to Leave the EU
or who now wish the democratic
decision of the EU Referendum to be implemented by government. It is
the brainchild of the delightfully energetic Londoner, Lucy Harris, who is busy these days travelling all over Britain attending Leave gatherings and offering advice to the various groups.
Following the referendum result many
who supported Brexit across the country felt a degree of obstruction and hostility. In particular many feared for their careers as it
was often the case that senior management in many sectors were
strongly committed to Remaining in the EU. Leavers of Britain has
provided a welcome social network for people to share experiences and
support each other. They meet in public venues such as coffee houses and
Northern Ireland is no exception. In
fact it might be more extreme here due to the vociferous support for
the EU by those who lead Northern Ireland's large Public
Sector. Those who work in Health, Education, Arts, Media or
Banking sectors quite often do not feel comfortable to express their
support for Brexit. In addition Project Fear had many people
convinced that a hard border in Ireland would be inevitable
It is the aim of the initial Leavers Of
Britain members in Northern Ireland that their groups will meet up
regularly and their gatherings will be open to everyone who now supports
the implementation of the democratic decision to Leave. This can
include citizens of the Republic of Ireland who support the growing
Irexit campaign: and indeed those from any other country who have concerns
about how the European Union is developing. We will also extend a warm invitation to citizens of non-EU countries who feel it is unfair that
they do not have the same opportunities to live and work here as EU
We encourage anyone who is interested
to follow The Ulster Folk initially on Twitter or Facebook and to
become members of Leavers of Britain. Those not on social media will
receive updates via email from Leavers of Britain.
Join this expanding network straight
away and don't miss out on the positive experience. It should be a
lot of fun if nothing else. There are a few musicians and colourful
characters already on board.
The first gathering in Northern Ireland
is being planned for late February. As for the venue, we would
welcome suggestions from pubs or coffee houses.
Join Leavers of Britain via their website: https://leaversofbritain.co.uk/. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
The Ulster Folk also encourages Leavers of Northern Ireland to submit Brexit-related blogs for our blogsite: http://www.theulsterfolk.com/.