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On 28th September, Wales for Europe held a National March and Rally in Cardiff. We are delighted to have received support for the event from people all across Wales, with a copy of our statement and the full list of signatories below.

 

Welsh National March and Rally

Saturday, 28 September 2019

12.00 City Hall, Cardiff

At one of the gravest moments for our country since the last world war, Parliament has, inexplicably, been suspended. Our elected representatives have been prevented from coming together to articulate and defend our interests.

In this situation the voice of the people of Wales, and of our civil society in all its aspects, needs to heard.

That is why we have called a Wales for Europe National March and Rally for midday on Saturday, 28th September, starting at the City Hall in Cardiff.

  • This will be an all-Wales march for people from all parties and none.

  • We will march against a No Deal Brexit, and the damage it would do to people, communities, businesses and public services in Wales – especially to the poorest.

  • We will march for democracy, and to end the suspension of Parliament.

  • We will march as an open and tolerant nation and for our ability to live and love freely on our continent.

  • We will march for our nation, and a better future at the heart of Europe.

Everyone who voted in 2016, whether to Leave or Remain, did so for a better future. However, the current Westminster government is intent on steering us towards the most destructive course of all – and to bypass Parliament while doing so.

In the face of this threat to our economy and society we urge the citizens of Wales – individuals, families, businesses, trade unions and all manner of organisations in our towns, cities and countryside – to join with us in this march to tell the world that Wales stands resolute for peace, prosperity and social justice for all our communities and European nations. Please extend this invitation to all friends and colleagues.

Geraint Talfan Davies – Chair, Wales for Europe

Helen Wales – Chair, Cardiff for Europe

 

Mark Drakeford AM – First Minister of Wales

Adam Price AM – Leader of Plaid Cymru

Jane Dodds MP – Leader of Welsh Liberal Democrats

Anthony Slaughter – Leader of Green Party in Wales

 

Jo Stevens MP 

Stephen Doughty MP

Owen Smith MP

Anna McMorrin MP

Kevin Brennan MP

Tonia Antoniazzi MP

Ann Clwyd MP

Susan Jones MP

Wayne David MP

Chris Elmore MP

Ruth Jones MP

Guto Bebb MP

Nick Smith MP

David Hanson MP

 

Kirsty Williams AM

Dai Lloyd AM

Jane Hutt AM

Delyth Jewell AM

Llyr Gruffydd AM

Rhun Ap Iorwerth AM

Alun Davies AM

Vikki Howells AM

Rebecca Evans AM

Bethan Sayed AM

Rebecca Evans AM

Jeremy Miles AM

Lynne Neagle AM

Rhianon Passmore AM

Jack Sargeant AM

Joyce Watson AM

 

Jackie Jones MEP

Jill Evans MEP

 

Lord Hain

Lord Kinnock

Baroness Finlay

Lord Mike German

Baroness Randerson

Baron Thomas of Gresford

Baroness Walmsley

Lord Wigley

 

Dyfrig Siencyn – Leader, Gwynedd Council

Ellen ap Gwynn – Leader, Ceredigion Council

Cllr Colin Mann – Caerphilly County Borough Council

Cllr Martin Fidler Jones – Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

 

Rob Simkins – President, NUS Wales

Dhan Ramnatsing – President, Aberystwyth Student Union

Professor Cara Aitchison – President and Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff Metropolitan University

 

Dr Cllr Balbin Molik – Chair of Cardiff and Vale Liberal Democrats & PPC for Cardiff Central

Sally Stephenson – Co-founder of Vale of Glamorgan for Europe and Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan

Cllr Rhys Taylor – Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Candidate for Cardiff North

 

Philip Pullman – author

Owen Sheers – poet

John Metcalf – composer

Graeme Farrow – Wales Millennium Centre

Gareth Bryn – film director

Peter Florence – Founder, Hay Festival

Musicians’ Union

Pauline Burt – CEO, Ffilm Cymru

Gillian Clarke – poet

Aidan Lang – Welsh National Opera

Betsan Llwyd – Theatr Bara Caws

Jan Morris – author

Geinor Styles – Theatr NaNog

David Anderson  – museum director

Elinor Bennet – harpist

Mick Felton – publisher

Anthony Negus – conductor

Hilary Boulding – Principal, Trinity College Oxford (formerly RWCMD)

Dilwyn Davies – Theatr Mwldan

William Wilkins – artist

Anthony Negus – conductor

Menna Richards – broadcaster

Glen Peters – Rhosygilwen Arts Centre

Wiard Sterk – public art consultant

John Summers – Chief Executive, Halle Orchestra

Mathew Talfan – Ffotogallery

Yvette Vaughan-Jones – No Fit State Circus

Alison Woods – Executive Director, No Fit State Circus

Alun Saunders – playwright

Carlo Rizzi – conductor

Dai Smith – historian

Laura Drane – Laura Drane Associates

Mererid Hopwood – poet

Ed Thomas – Fiction Factory

Jeremy Turner – Theatr Arad Goch

Carmen Jakobi – opera director

Damian Walford-Davies – critic

Dennis O’Neill – singer

Trevor Fishlock – writer

Menna Richards – broadcaster

Mick Tems – Folk Wales

 

David Thomas – architect

Cerith Griffiths – Wales Secretary, Fire Brigades Union

Farmers’ Union of Wales

Professor Calvin Jones – Cardiff Business School

Derek Walker – Wales Cooperative Centre

Archbishop Barry Morgan

Sahar Al-Faifi, MEND Cymru

Reverend Canon Aled Edwards – Churches Together in Wales

Frances Beecher – Llamau

Auriol Miller – IWA

Chris Alexander – Managing Director, Scribes Cardiff Ltd

Duncan Fisher – Project Manager, Our Food

 

Montgomeryshire for Europe

Anglesey for Europe

Bridgend for Europe

Wrexham for Europe

Swansea for Europe

Pembrokeshire for Europe

Vale of Glamorgan for Europe

Cardiff for Europe

Gwent for Europe

Valleys for Europe

 

Leighton Andrews

Ceri Black 

Dr Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan

Eurfyl ap Gwilym

Mari Arthur

Ann Beynon

Keith James

Leighton Radford

Ian Fell

Mike McCann

Lorraine Ann Williams

Pam Thornton

Maureen Engels

Helen Wood

Helenor and Howard Jones

Sarah Windrum

Camilla Saunders

Gil Chambers

Pip Woolf

William Wood

Jane Owens

Andrew W N Bennett

Carole-Anne Davies

Sarah Hawkes

Daphne McAdam

Ann Cashman

Joel Mayers

Jessica Jones

Mary Jones

Evan Mervyn Davies

Chris Davies

Martin Moore

Hywel Ceri Jones

Rhiannon Creffield

Anne Vickerson

Sheila Smith

Michael Harvey

Mari Bradbury

Frank Callus

Philip Evans

Rob Evans

Hildegard Schindler

Vicky Leech

Barbara Natasegara

Dorothy Cameron

Alexandra Chapman

Neil Schofield-Hughes

Fran and Wynn Griffiths

Jorg Hoffmann

Mik Norman

Alun Howell

Patrick Hall

Janet Gregory

Lynnette Thomas

Gloria Jenkins

Pernille Gangelhoff

 

 

 

 

To add your name to this statement as a supporter of the March, please email miriam@walesforeurope.org