More than a thousand people sign Valentine’s Day card to EU

Terry Reintke and EU MEPs hold copies of the Valentine's Day card sent by anti-Brexit campaigners. P

Terry Reintke and EU MEPs hold copies of the Valentine's Day card sent by anti-Brexit campaigners. Photograph: Twitter. - Credit: Archant

On the eve of the Feast of St Valentine, where people across the European continent and beyond show their affection to their loved ones and closest friends, a giant greeting card has been sent from citizens in the UK to the European parliament in Strasbourg.

The Valentine's Day card is a project run by EU Flag Mafia, with the support of pro-EU grassroots groups across the UK, and has been signed by more than a thousand Brits in just a few days.

Despite the UK no longer being a member of the European Union, supporters of the project wished to demonstrate that there is still a huge support here for the EU and its ideals.

Campaigners also intended to demonstrate that many British citizens still feel European at heart.

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Collecting many hundreds of digital signatures and handwritten messages in a small space of time, the project has created a large physical card, running over a dozen pages, and sent it to representatives in the European parliament.

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Receiving the card on behalf of the European Union is German Green MEP Terry Reintke who last month set up the EU-UK Friendship group aiming to forge closer links with the UK as it ceased to be a member state of the EU.

The group has over 70 members at its inaugural meeting, which at the time represented over 10% of the European parliament.

- You can contribute your signature to the card by visiting

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