The call for Britain to rejoin the EU has intensified as rejoin-EU campaigners have gathered to protest against Britain leaving the European Union, with one saying, “We are very sad and very angry.”
Pro-EU protesters assembled on Thursday afternoon to protest against the end of the transition period and Britain exiting the single market, protesters said they were very sad as they quite observed the coronavirus social distancing rule while protesting outside the Scottish Parliament.
“We are very sad and very angry at the same time. We don’t want to leave the family of Europe – but we are being dragged out against our will,” a Campaigner Morag Williamson, said.
The Campaigners visited Edinburgh consulates of different EU countries including Romania and Ireland pleading for their voices to be heard under the circumstance.
Taking it to Twitter the group said, “Happy New Year to our friends in #Romania – hope you like our greetings card, delivered to your Edinburgh consulate! The Scottish people did not vote for Brexit.”
More pro-Eu groups are speaking up against Brexit like eu+me and The European Movement in Scotland (EMiS), who have slammed the exit of the UK from the bloc.
It appears voices supporting Britain to remain in the EU are becoming higher than it has always been as noted Mark Lazarowicz of EMiS who said, “support for remaining as part of the EU was “higher than ever”.
“With all the crises the world faces, the argument for the European Union is stronger than ever. And opinion polls show that support for EU membership is higher than it was at the time of the 2016 referendum, both in Scotland and across the whole of the UK.
“Whether Scotland becomes part of the EU again as an independent nation-state, or through the UK as a whole, we know it will not happen overnight.
“But being a realist doesn’t mean we stop campaigning for our country to be part of that wider European project again,” the former Labour MP said.
Meanwhile, eu+me group said the deal that was secured by the UK Government “leaves us all poorer.”
“When I wake up on January 1st I’ll still be European. That’s what you accept in exchange for progress, prosperity and peace,” while adding that he would campaign with a network of like “minded pro Europeans, for those social and democratic values that make us European,” eu+me director Alastair MacColl said.
After the transition period ended on New Year Eve, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Europe should “keep the light on” as Scotland will be “back soon”.