Welcome to BH4EU
We are a non-party political group that brings together people with a range of views who are united in their desire for the United Kingdom to remain part of the European Union.
We are obviously devastated by the result of the General Election, but it is clear there is still an appetite in Brighton for us to continue our work.
We shall be working to hold the Government to account, and to stand up for the rights of those affected by Brexit. New members welcome: please get in touch via the email link at the bottom of the page.
Friday 31 January, 6.00pm, Shine a Light for Europe
Members of Brighton and Hove for Europe will gather at the Peace Statue on the Hove seafront at 6pm on 31st January to Shine a Light for Europe. (We will move to the bandstand in the event of poor weather.) All are welcome: please bring a candle to symbolise that we are keeping the flame burning. (Pro tip: put it in a jar to shield it from the wind!)
BH4EU chair Susie Courtault said: "January 31st is a very sad day for all those of us who have been fighting for the last three years to stop the UK leaving the EU. We decided we would mark this historic moment by Shining a Light on everything we have achieved together and which we still hold dear: peace, equality, justice, democracy, partnership, scholarship. This light will be a symbol of hope for the future as we transition into a new phase of our relationship with the European Union. Whether we are able to rejoin in the future is not something any of us can know, but we do know we will continue to share our European culture and values. This will not change.
Brighton and Hove is an inclusive, tolerant and progressive city and we hereby commit to continuing to uphold the ideals and values of the European Union. We welcome refugees as a City of Sanctuary. We offer our EU27 citizens friendship and solidarity by bringing a yellow rose. Our MPs and councillors are very welcome to share with us this message of hope on this saddest of days."