Fringe event - Conservative Party Conference

Mon. 1 Oct, 2018
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Birmingham 1 October:
Fiona Godfrey and Nicolas Hatton will co-chair a fringe event about citizens' rights at the Conservative Party Conference. Christopher Chantrey will attend another fringe event organised by Tories against Brexit in support of a People's Vote. He will also speak on 'Brexit from the expat point of view' at the Conservatives Abroad Conference in London on 4 October.

Bruxelles - "Don't sign off on a Withdrawal Agreement that doesn't include all our rights"

Tue. 9 Oct, 2018 13:30 - Wed. 10 Oct, 2018 21:00
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9 10 Oct

9-10 October:
Jane Golding and Fiona Godfrey will be talking to the European Commission Article 50 Task Force and officials at the European Council. Fiona will address Green MEPs and we will be targeting other key MEPs (European Popular Party, Socialists, ALDE - liberals). Our key message will be this: 'hold your line and don't sign off on a Withdrawal Agreement that doesn't include all our rights.'


Wed. 10 Oct, 2018
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The3million and British In Europe are in Brussels to express our worries to European Parliamentarians, members of the European Commission and of the Council of Europe and lobby for ring-fencing #citizensrights under Article 50.

Meeting - Olivier Cadic - Senator

Tue. 16 Oct, 2018
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Meeting Olivier Cadic

From left to right - Fiona Godfrey, co-president of BritishInEurope, Olivier Cadic - Sénateur des Français établis hors de France, Christopher Cantory (@expat_Brits), president of the French section. 

The two million British residing in Europe are also concerned about the likelihood of a "no-deal" in relation to their rights.

Meeting with Robin Walker, Parliamentary Under Secretary DExEU

Wed. 17 Oct, 2018 8:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday 17 October 2018, junior Brexit minister Robin Walker invited the3million and British in Europe for a meeting at No.9 Downing Street.Walker meetingfrom left to right: Jane Golding, Fiona Godfrey, Monique Hawkins and Jeremy Morgan in front of the gates in Downing Street

Finally - a meeting with a minister from the Dept. for Exiting the EU


London - March for a People's Vote

Sat. 20 Oct, 2018
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20 October:
British in Europe and the3million will be taking part in the big March for a People's Vote. We will hold a pre-march gathering at 10.30am at the aptly named Joy of Life Fountain in Hyde Park.
For updates see our special Facebook page:    

London - The Last Mile

Mon. 5 Nov, 2018 11:00 - 18:00
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5 November:
We are going to Parliament on Guy Fawkes Day with the3million, British in Europe and UNISON, for a Day of Action. There will be a human chain from Parliament Square to 10 Downing Street, where we will deliver a letter to the Prime Minister, followed by a rally outside Parliament.
In the afternoon, BiE steering group members, along with any members of our groups who wish to join us, will enter the Houses of Parliament to lobby MPs. We will ask them to sign a pledge to support the honouring of the agreement on citizens’ rights (as a minimum and whatever the outcome of the negotiations) and the strengthening of the Withdrawal Agreement to include freedom of movement.
Please get involved by joining the e-lobby or attending the day of action on Monday 5 November. For more information: or to sign up directly:

* The mass grassroots e-lobby of MPs in support of this event will begin on 9 October.

European Parliament - Petitions Committee (PETI)

Mon. 21 Jan, 2019 15:00 - 18:30
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Giving evidence in support of petitions submitted by British in Europe and the3million.

European Commission - No Deal Brexit Planning

Wed. 23 Jan, 2019 9:00 - 12:00
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Meetings with the Deputy Secretary-General of the Commission in charge of no deal Brexit planning and the Article 50 Task Force.

British in Europe give evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on Exiting the EU

Wed. 3 Jul, 2019 9:30 - 12:00
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British in Europe give evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on Exiting the EU, headed by Hilary Benn MP.

Fiona Godfrey: “The primary responsibility for the current situation lies with the UK government; Britons in Europe feel let down by the British response and will be losing rights because of the red lines that were established by the UK in the negotiations.”

The video of the event is here: it is 1h7min long but well worth watching all the way through.

The comprehensive written evidence provided to the committee can be found here:

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