Brexit vote – 5 year celebratory drinks

On the 23rd of June, 2016.  The people of the United Kingdom – and Gibraltar – went to vote…  and 17,410,742 of us voted to leave the EU. 

We have now regained our nations independence and fully left.  In commemoration of the 5 years since the vote, we’re proposing to go for drinks in what during the campaign became Croydon’s Brexit central, the Skylark.

We don’t yet know what lockdown restrictions we will be operating under.  As such we’re not able to book an area, however we propose to be at the Skylark (34–36 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DP) on Wednesday June 23rd from 7pm, and will operate under whatever rules we need to.  Feel free to come and join us.

The Future of the BBC – Zoom event

The Croydon Constitutionalists are delighted to host a forum on the Future of the BBC.

Croydon Councillor Jeet Bains, Sofia Svihurova former Brighton Group Leader of the Libertarian Party and Harry Fone of the TaxPayers’ Alliance will present their views on what’s next for the Corporation.

We will then hold a panel discussion with questions, followed by an opportunity for all to get involved.

Join us 6pm Friday 6th November by Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83755237329

Or register here for details – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-future-of-the-bbc-tickets-124725706947

Libertarian Sofia Svihurova, has recently completed a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Ethics at the University of Brighton, with a thesis on “Concerning the Right to Self-Defence in the UK and the Issue of Empowerment”.

Conservative Councillor Jeet Bains stood in Luton North in the 2019 General Election. He first became a councillor in 2010 in the then Coulsdon West ward. In 2018 he ran in Addiscombe East and in a surprising result split the ward taking the seat from Labour.

Harry Fone is developing the TaxPayers’ Alliance grassroots network to apply pressure on the government and local authorities across the country. He can often be found in Croydon campaigning for local Council Tax payers or canvassing across the country.

Join us 6pm Friday 6th November by Zoom. Register here for details – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-future-of-the-bbc-tickets-124725706947

London Libertarian (Online) Meet Up

The Croydon Constitutionalists are a non-partisan group, but like to work with parties and groups that support our aims and support Classical Liberal ideals.

We are delighted to host the ‘London Libertarian (Online) Meet Up’ with our friends in the Libertarian Party.  Open to anyone with Libertarian sympathies and views but led by the Libertarian Party.

If this is for you join us Friday, 15 May 2020 anytime between 7:30pm to 10:30pm.  Go to https://www.gotomeet.me/CroydonConstitutionalists and download the GoToMeeting app.

The invite details are also on Facebook.

Another Virtual meet-up

Following the success of our first online meet-up, thanks to all who joined and enjoyed our chat.  The event will be hosted using GoToMeeting which you can access from your computer at https://www.gotomeet.me/CroydonConstitutionalists, on Thursday 30th April between 7:30pm and 10pm. 

Standard video conferencing you will need a microphone and camera, we will ask you to be on video so we can verify people.  If you have a laptop you can just use the built in camera and microphone that most modern laptops will have.

To join us for a chat, simply join at any point between those times on the 30th.  All we ask is you bring your own drink!

Thursday 30th April from 7:30pm to 10pm
Join us at https://www.gotomeet.me/CroydonConstitutionalists.

Virtual meet-up

We are having our first online meet-up on Wednesday 15th April from 7pm to 9:30pm.  The event will be hosted using GoToMeeting which you can access from your computer at https://www.gotomeet.me/CroydonConstitutionalists

Standard video conferencing you will need a microphone and camera, we will ask you to be on video so we can verify people.  If you have a laptop you can just use the built in camera and microphone that most modern laptops will have.

To join us for a chat, simply join at any point between those times on the 15th.  All we ask is you bring your own drink!

Wednesday 15th April from 7pm to 9:30pm
Join us at https://www.gotomeet.me/CroydonConstitutionalists.


Postponed – The future of the BBC

The debate too hot for the BBC to handle… (we asked they declined)

Owing to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we have had to postpone this event.  We still intend to hold and will share new dates as soon as possible.

The Croydon Constitutionalists are delighted to host a forum on the Future of the BBC.

Croydon Councillor Jeet Bains, Yasmin Fitzpatrick former Brexit Party candidate and Harry Fone of the TaxPayers’ Alliance will present their views on what’s next for the Corporation.

We are then pleased to give you the opportunity to present your thoughts for a couple of minutes to the panel and those assembled. Followed by a panel discussion.

Join us 7pm Tuesday 21st April. – New date to be announced.
South Croydon Conservative Club
60 Selsdon Road.
South Croydon. CR2 6PE

Yasmin Fitzpatrick was the Brexit Party PPC for East Surrey. Yasmin is a former BBC Executive and Channel 4 Commissioning Editor.

Conservative Councillor Jeet Bains stood in Luton North in the 2019 General Election. He first became a councillor in 2010 in the then Coulsdon West ward. In 2018 he ran in Addiscombe East and in a surprising result split the ward taking the seat from Labour.

Harry Fone is developing the TaxPayers’ Alliance grassroots network to apply pressure on the government and local authorities across the country. He often found in Croydon campaigning for local Council Tax payers or canvassing across the country.

https://leaversofbritain.co.uk/events/the-future-of-the-bbc/

Leavers of Croydon Drinks – New Addington

Drinks to celebrate our independence from the EU.  Chance to meet:

  • Neil Garratt Conservative – GLA Candidate.
  • Peter Sonnex – Brexit Party PPC for Croydon Central.
  • Mark Johnson – Chairman of Croydon Conservative Federation and Vote Leave organiser for the area.

Join us at the The Randall Tavern. Field Way, New Addington, Croydon CR0 9DX.

From 7:30pm, Saturday 21st March.

https://leaversofbritain.co.uk/events/leavers-of-croydon-drinks-new-addington/

Brexit we did it! – 31 Jan Drinks

On January 31st 2020 the United Kingdom finally left the EU. We need to maintain vigilance during the transition, but sovereignty has been returned.

We celebrated in de facto Croydon Vote Leave campaign HQ, The Skylark in South Croydon. Photo’s from the night below, also below are some songs and quotes we thought summed up the day and posted on the 31st on our various social media streams.

A proper British Pint….

”We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. …tear down this wall!”

Ronald Reagan

“I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm”

Elizabeth I of England

‪“I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life…. a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity”

Ronald Reagan

‪“the Roman, in days of old, held himself free from indignity, when he could say Civis Romanus sum so also a British subject, in whatever land he may be, shall feel confident that the watchful eye and the strong arm of England, will protect him against injustice and wrong”

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

“No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time” 

Winston Churchill

“No single person can liberate a country. You can only liberate a country if you act as a collective.”

Nelson Mandela
how the day made us feel…
Something Inside So Strong
Looking for Freedom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCcbPhVopY8
Freedom
Cry Sweet Freedom
Remembering the Referendum – The Leavemobile

January 16th Drinks

With a late change of venue following the suddenly closure of the Milan Bar due to sewage problems, the Leavers of Croydon drinks didn’t get off to the best start.

However we rearranged at the last minute for The George and had a great evening cramped in and looking forward to the 31st…..

Thanks all who joined us. Sorry to anyone we couldn’t get the message out to on the venue change.

Email croydonconstitutionalists@gmail.com to ensure we can keep you posted on future events.