BATTLE FOR BRITAIN!
2007, the Eleventh Annual Money Reform Conference, will be held at our usual venue,
the lovely country house Barnes Close, outside Bromsgrove, near Birmingham, England,
late Friday afternoon 5th October to mid-day Sunday 7th October 2007.
year, more than 40% of attendees were "new faces" who had never been before. We
want to break that record and get as many new people together as possible.
you haven't been before, please do take this opportunity to meet with fellow Money
Reformers in very convivial surroundings. Even if you don't call yourself a "Money
Reformer", you're still very welcome to come and find out about this important
cause. You're guaranteed a great weekend among a very friendly and fascinating
group of people!
will be around 15 speakers, including Stephen Zarlenga, Director of the American
Monetary Institute from Chicago, and Connie Fogal, leader of the Canadian Action
Party, all the way from Vancouver.
Regular attendee Bill Krehm, Director of
the Committee for Monetary and Economic Reform, based in Toronto, will be speaking,
as will best-selling author Ellen Brown from Los Angeles.
speakers include Canon Peter Challen, and Anne Belsey, the Leader of the Money
Reform Party, and academic Conall Boyle.
is also a chance to meet "the Grandfather of British Money Reform", Convenor James
Gibb Stuart -- who will be fresh from speaking in Chicago at the 3rd Annual American
Monetary Institute Conference.
can stay with full room and board for the duration for £80, or only attend on
the days or evenings for a lesser fee. If you want to attend then please contact
us for a booking form, a.s.a.p. Places are filling up fast -- and we only have
room for so many! (Please note, it is not possible to accommodate people who arrive
without prior notification.)
if you can't make it, please feel free to forward this message to people you think
may be interested, and please ask them to contact us.
a report of the 2006, Tenth Conference https://www.prosperityuk.com/prosperity/bromsgrove/brom2006.html
And here's our Venue
and a Map https://www.prosperityuk.com/prosperity/bromsgrove/bromwhere.html
look forward to hearing from you!
McConnachie Organiser, Bromsgrove 2007. 268 Bath Street c/o Stuart Titles Glasgow,
Scotland United Kingdom G2 4JR Tel: (UK) 0141
332 2214 Fax: (UK) 0141 353 6900 contactus@ProsperityUK.com www.ProsperityUK.com
Eurosceptic groups unite to back
plans for pro-referendum rally
22 August 2007
of the planned referendum rallies per attachment. Do you plan to attend?
you please circulate to as many people as possible?
.If you have not
already joined and wish to support CIB and or to sign our Petition to Parliament
"I want the UK to leave the EU" please see www.eurosceptic.org.uk
for an INDEPENDENT BRITAIN
Joint Presidents: Sir Richard Body, Lord
Stoddart of Swindon
Vice-Presidents: Lord Beaumont of Whitley, Lord Pearson
of Rannoch, Leolin Price CBE QC, Nigel Spearing, Sir Teddy Taylor
Dr Bob Spink MP
Andrew Smith, 07805
CRITICS OF EU TREATY UNITE
TO BACK PLANS FOR NATIONWIDE REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN
Campaign for an Independent Britain (CIB) is spearheading plans for a series of
rallies and events across the UK for a referendum on the European Unions
so-called Reform Treaty.
CIB Chairman Dr Bob Spink MP (Castle
Point) said today (Aug 22) that the Pro-Referendum Rally in London on Saturday
October 27 would be the launch pad for a nationwide campaign to bring pressure
to bear on the Government to hold a referendum.
At the rally, public
figures from across the political spectrum including prominent Labour and
Conservative MPs, business leaders and trade unionists will unite to call
for the British people to be given the final say on ratification of the EU Treaty.
The Pro-Referendum Rally is the brainchild of Surrey-based management consultant
Dr Jonathan Wilson, and is backed by a broad coalition of Eurosceptic groups,
including the Bruges Group, the Democracy Movement, the Freedom Association and
the UK Independence Party.
According to recent opinion polls, an unprecedented
85% of the public have said they want the right to vote on the EU Reform
Treaty, which they correctly see as a revival of the rejected EU Constitution.
The Labour Party promised a referendum on the Constitution but has since reneged
on that pledge, claiming that the latest Treaty is different from the original
Constitution and that the referendum commitment is no longer binding.
lawyers and politicians from across Europe , including the principal supporters
of the Treaty, have all acknowledged that it is fundamentally the same document.
Even the former French president, Valery Giscard dEstaing, the architect
of the draft EU Constitution, has said that the changes are cosmetic
and the substance [of the Constitution] has been retained in the new
Highlighting the fact that the two documents are virtually identical,
Dr Spink accused the Prime Minister of a shameful betrayal of the
Labour manifesto pledge, during a debate in the House of Commons on the last day
before the summer recess. Since then, calls for a referendum have come from both
sides of the House of Commons. Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague has called
the Treaty the EU Constitution under another name and said the Conservatives
would campaign vigorously for a referendum. Labour MP Gisela Stuart
said that Tony Blair had reneged on the Labour Partys pledge but there
is still time for Gordon Brown to put this right by holding a national referendum
on the Treaty.
Announcing plans for the Pro-Referendum Rally, Dr Spink said
today: This campaign is the nations opportunity to give a show of
force for a referendum and to remind the Prime Minister of public anger
about Brussels latest power grab. The London rally is merely the opening
shot of our campaign, which will include events and actions across the country.
With such strong pressure building, the Prime Minister cannot continue
to disregard the wishes of the vast majority of the British people. We simply
want to be given the opportunity to have our say on the Treaty in a free and fair
vote. This is Gordon Browns chance to show that he is serious when he talks
about strengthening British democracy and restoring trust in politics.
further details on CIB and the rally for a referendum, please visit www.eurosceptic.org.uk/referendum
REFERENDUM RALLY NEWSLETTER No 5, 20th August 2007
you would like to read the full colour version of this newsletter then simply
follow this link: https://www.proreferendumrally.co.uk/newsletters.html
Pro Referendum Rally Supporter
We are gaining
momentum by the day as this newsletter will testify!! However time is short and
the task is immense - it is only by working hard together do we stand any chance
of regaining our vote on the latest EU Treaty/Constitution. The constitutional
changes in the Reform Treaty/Constitution are as profound in relation to our right
to rule ourselves as any event in our history. It is an affront to have these
fundamental changes to our right to rule ourselves taken from us without our consent.
This is not like voting for the annual budget (which we expect our MPs to do without
reference back to us) or for a new local hospital (which we expect our local councilors
to do without reference back to us). This EU Treaty/Constitution is about who
will propose and make our laws, its is about whether a new Federal European State
(as defined with its own legal persona) can make decisions in our name, in essence
it is about who will rule over us. And this is being done without our consent
- the latest EU Treaty/Constitution is a Federal European power grab of our individual
sovereignty of breath taking proportions. Indeed, it is so audacious that for
many of our fellow countrymen they simply cannot conceive of it.
its most basic level the Pro Referendum Rally is not about whether the British
still wish to rule themselves. In the first instance this is an issue of our fellow
countrymen being told the truth of what is happening to their most fundamental
and historic rights. Our task is to change a general desire by 85% of our fellow
countrymen for a vote on the latest EU Treaty/Constitution into a non-negotiable
demand for a vote.
I would like to cover
the following topics in this newsletter:
1. The launch of the new Pro
Referendum Rally website
2. Your steering committee
3. Local campaigning
4. The media If you would like to read this newsletter from the website please
follow this link:
THE NEW WEBSITE
We think that the new website is a HUGE improvement. If you have not visited our
new Pro Referendum Rally website please follow this link: https://www.proreferendumrally.co.uk
Then send an email to all your relevant contacts encouraging them to visit the
website too! The upgrade to the website was made possible by the generous donation
of one of our supporters and the website was designed and published by Alissa
against a demanding delivery date (firstname.lastname@example.org). We would appreciate
your feedback on the website (email@example.com)
has been the effect of the upgraded website?
Well to start with the number
of visitors was running at 30,000 per month on the old website, this has now more
than doubled to 80,000 in just 10 days!! Of course this is not all attributable
to the new website but also to the excellent work being carried out by the local
teams across the UK. In addition the number of organisations willing to link with
the new website has accelerated. In the very near future we will be opening a
shop on the website which will facilitate donations, the purchase of t-shirts,
window stickers, posters, leaflets etc. The design of these items will be consistent
with the look and feel of the website. The surpluses on the sale of these items
will be applied to the national advertising campaign (more of this later). We
will be opening discussion forums on the website. For example each local team
(e.g. Bournemouth, Northants, Birmingham, Edinburgh, etc) will have their exclusive
and private place to efficiently communicate with each other on local activities.
There will also be public forums on the general planning of the rally.
Dr Bob Spink (MP), the Pro Referendum Rally chairman,
has been working tirelessly to garner cross party support in both Houses of Parliament.
He has been in touch with major donors, pressure groups, think tanks and other
organisations that recognise the need for a referendum to support the rally. We
are optimistic that this work will result in the pooling of effort and resources
for this overarching cause.
Face to face meetings have been held with
the London Metropolitan Police and the Royal Parks Agency who have been most cooperative
in fleshing out the detailed items for the action plan. The next meeting of the
Steering Committee is this Tuesday at Westminster. Detailed Rally plans, new Committee
appointments to take responsibility for specific actions, fundraising, and the
communications strategy are some of the items on the agenda.
Reports continue to come in from the local teams which have
formed across the country. Leaflets are being delivered house to house, public
meetings are being organized, local rallies planned, stalls set up, busses booked
for the rally, local walks promoting the rally undertaken, motions proposed in
support of a referendum at local councils, MPs approached, etc In particular I
would like to highlight the need to reach out to the youth of Britain. Contrary
to some views the majority of our youth are largely sceptical of the new EU Treaty/Constitution.
At a local and national level we need to mobilise
the youth of Britain to take up the fight for their vote by joining the rally.
An example of one youth orientated organisation which is campaigning hard for
the rally is https://www.englishyouth.co.uk If you are in contact with British
youth please send them this newsletter and encourage them to sign up for the rally.
the historic rights that we have enjoyed be passed onto them? You can help make
sure that they help themselves to vote on it. We have a web page showing the position
of MPs and Prospective Parliamentary Candidates with regard to a referendum.
approach your MP and PPCs and find out their position and let us know so that
we can update this page on the website. In similar fashion many supporters have
tabled local council motions in favour of a referendum. Please let us know if
this has been done at your local council. We would like to update the local council
page on the website. I will be sending out updated lists of local supporters soon
as there has been a sizeable increase in registered support since the last local
lists were distributed.
key success factor for the Rally is to gain editorial coverage from newspapers,
TV and Radio stations. We are currently working hard to achieve this. In addition
we are developing a budget for a rolling communications strategy in the major
media channels. Once these plans have been agreed we will let you know the scope
of these plans and the amount of money we need to raise in order to implement
This money will need to be raised from supporters and major donors.
If you have any contact with local media channels please alert them to the rally
and we would be delighted to provide them with press releases and interviews.
With my very best regards Dr Jonathan Wilson
(Pro Referendum Rally Coordinator)