May kicked off to a very political but also European start in London. YEMers were busy campaigning for (or studying) their respective parties, and on May 9th YEM London hosted a celebration for Europe day with a film screening of the Great European Disaster Movie at King’s College London. The screening was followed by an animated discussion on the impact of Britain’s General Election with Denis MacShane, former Labour MP and Europe Minister, Anuja Prashar, academic and Lib Dem parliamentary candidate, and Annalisa Piras, writer, activist and director of the film.
On Friday 15 May, YEM hosted a post-election social at the Ye Olde Cock Tavern on Fleet Street attended by 40 people including some JEF members from Brussels and many new faces.
On Saturday 16 May, the YEM London committee met to discuss its upcoming projects, including the evolution of the Humans of Europe campaign, next steps for the MyEUinitiative, and progress of the Twinning and Europe at School Programmes.
Finally, our section will be electing a new committee at our upcoming AGM in two weeks. All pro-Europeans in London under 35 are urged to attend the AGM and join the team. This year and next will be the most important in the history of Britain’s relationship with the European Union. Now is the time to join the movement and fight for a strong European voice in Britain.
By Tom Grandjouan, President of YEM London