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Julia Manzarari
commented 2019-02-06 22:12:03 +0000
Enough! James, have you watched ‘Pretty Woman’? “Sex sells”, sure! But money can’t buy you love… or a kiss… “If you wanna know… it’s in… kiss”. Trop Cher cherie!
James Nostal-Jashire
commented 2019-02-06 22:09:43 +0000
Great track! #CocaCola loved it “back in the day” ; but, #Kiss really? Though I’m embarrassed to admit it, “sex sells” . Even more so in Europe we’re told. Look at the past successes of Rene Artois’ waitresses from ’Allo ’Allo (BBC even managed to sell that into Germany too in the end)! Look at Berlusconi! Look at all the other things below!
Rebecca Nation
commented 2019-02-06 22:05:19 +0000
#Kiss?! Hah indeed! This would be better!
Julia Manzarari
commented 2019-02-06 07:19:05 +0000
Hah! You want classical music? Rite of Spring? Yes! Maybe! But if you want that why not commission some new words for Ode to Joy? 28/27 different languages: mash them up; make them work and rhyme and rhythm together. YEM should commission more than the bikinis!

This kiss is for the whole world! Which one? Commission a photo competition? Was it the kisses at the end of the war? The kiss from Judas? The kiss from your true lover? Which kind of kiss was it?

How does kiss translate in your language?


“These are my people and this is my crowd”
Gerald FitzGermain
commented 2019-02-05 06:57:41 +0000
#OutCummingCummings? Do you really think 28+ scantily clad ladies wearing flag bikinis will pick-up the votes Cummings and his data analysts so “cleverly” found: the #BNP and #EDL supporters, the voters disillusioned by the collapse of non-educated “industries” : the ex-steel workers, ex-coal miners, ex-dockers, ex-farm labourers and ex-farmers and others left in the dust of economic change? Not to mention the ex-servicemen and others dumped from the economic band-wagon by the latest round of “cuts” ?

Get real. Even if they are “suggestive” / “nudgeable” , their hardship and the hardship of their families who have seen them suffering from long-term unemployment has been and remains a day-to-day reality. That guy on the Cumberbatch thing who was meant to be working for “Remain” didn’t get that anger. They want to “take back control”; that’s code for regaining self-respect and an identity.

They remember a Christian England in the 1980s and earlier. They remember four, even three, channels on TV so that had an iceberg rather than a snowball’s chance in he’ll of having common viewing to discuss with strangers who were countrymen – and so their children had a hope of escaping a cultural ghetto on the playground. Now they don’t even understand their own children: children familiar with pewdie pie but not the news let alone Songs of Praise.

The UK is atomised. Immigrants into that bubble in satellite-TV driven bubbles and there is less to bind any of us together. HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Christmas message? Even that has to “compete” with an “alternative” on channel 4 not to mention hundreds of other channels.

haven’t even started on Babe station and the like! Your video/meme plans are tame (in the extreme) compared to that socio-political Leaver!

Brokenshire is an understatement. Europe is a media mess. Europeans heads are a media mess. There is no common core. There is nothing all can see. No narrative. No dialogue. No common stories all can relate to.

Except by very local word of mouth.

So there’s your irony Cummings exploited! The more “connected” we are, the less “connected” we are.

Planet Earth is re-forming into split groups. Nationality means more to some than others; the planet means more to some than others.

The two are pulling apart. Like an orchestra of players each looking at different music.

It sounds worse than the Rite of Spring.

At least with Elgar England can re-create its own new sound.

Too much competition! The “nanny” state is no longer “in loco parents” . She’s left the nation with too much “screen time” …
Julia Manzarari
commented 2019-02-04 22:15:30 +0000
I like that tune!
Jo Florentine
commented 2019-02-04 22:14:13 +0000
Becky, no, more like this (but with the EU bikini-top & national biki-bottom outfits! and don’t knock the events geek #MandiHales):
Becky Recksitt
commented 2019-02-04 22:08:51 +0000
Don’t know who this MandiHales isn’t this the song and kind of thing? British star falling out of the EU flag?
Jo Florentine
commented 2019-02-04 19:28:14 +0000
If you can find her, “event geek” MandiHales might be just what you guys need. Linked to the “Grid Girls” maybe. Also maybe with a few mainland European contacts (indirectly Berlusconi?), she might be able to sort things. She may also be a bit of a seamstress or know a few in the industry, or know others that do. But, be wise, this is sensitive territory, #metoo and others angered a few of the grid girls and others and, though avoiding the “objectification” of women is as important as avoiding the “objectification” of men (like the Chippendales), there are other arguments. A rounded, objective, view is often useful. Think “The Full Monty” , with a cheeky smile but without the coarseness of “Monty Python” …
Julia Manzarari
commented 2019-02-03 22:42:38 +0000
I preferred the idea of the field(s) myself! Europe is for green love! Biodegradable underwear more than factories! But. You are right. Nissan is serious. How many more? Would it really have happened without Brexit? Where are the future jobs?
James Nostal-Jashire
commented 2019-02-03 22:38:50 +0000
Bill, are you hinting at that music video for the less-than-subtle “Hands Up For Detroit” by Fedde le Grand? The one that seemingly hinted at raising voting hands to support Federal government subsidies for the ailing (car) manufacturing industry of Detroit? Sunderland becomes S-undie(s)land with some dubious lyrics to persuade recalcitrant MPs to back further subsidies to bring the Japanese back to the table? It’s not got Ken Clarke but maybe it’s got the kind of man Pauletta’s looking for?
Bill Pounds
commented 2019-02-03 22:00:40 +0000
Calm down ladies! Ken Clarke seems very unlikely to release his “Pecs” for public consumption… as for all these Euro “lookers” /models/actresses, surely if they were going to do something like this they’d have done it already! You can’t over-excite the market you know. This new EU-Japan trade deal already looks like seeing Nissan shifting it’s manufacturing back to Japan (for direct export to the EU ex-UK). This is serious stuff! The shop floor at the Nissan plant aren’t going to be going for your Euro Bras, etc! Even if Eva, Claudia Schiffer and a bunch of others start cat-walking the car-plants.
Pauletta Principes
commented 2019-02-03 21:45:32 +0000
Hey! Victoria? You never know! ;-) Tim might just get his wish! The guy did write all ages! Maybe the boys could join in too? Supercool cheerleaders can be boys too now! Pecs though girls! Not busts!
Victoria Seakret
commented 2019-02-02 17:35:49 +0000
You should be so lucky Tim! But, maybe some British Europeans would!
Timothy Magnet
commented 2019-02-02 17:33:11 +0000
Geraldine, you’ll remember Eva Herzigová and Wonderbra’s “Hello boys” campaign of 1994 then! What an advert for the Czech Republic that was! Put that together with Sabrina’s track: the days when girls were, according to those producing these things, saying “Hello” to boys! Wonder whether Eva would don the EU bikini-top?
Julia Manzarari
commented 2019-02-02 16:07:24 +0000
Angus, you come from Mars! I come from Venus!
Angus McCrabbtree
commented 2019-02-02 16:03:51 +0000
Grow up! The referendum was lost. Thatcher meant something different by those “Europe or Bust” t-shirts. And, anyway, that was decades ago. Hardly anyone remembers. And, few have been reminded in the past few years. Who is Thatcher anyway any more? Young people wouldn’t recognise Tony Blair let alone Margaret Thatcher. As for Sting, when’s the last time he produced a music track? Barely anyone remembers him. As for Ibiza, it wasn’t even mentioned in the Brexit debate. Neither were the other 18-30 resorts. Most people avoid them. Why wind up the club-lovers? Stop with the propaganda. Let’s just move on.

The children don’t need to see this. #CatholicsForEurope #ChristiansForEurope #BaptistsForEurope sure. But let’s focus on avoiding religious warfare and seeing the bigger picture. Does God want the godless Chinese on Mars before Christians, Muslims and Jews?
Paul Horation
commented 2019-02-02 15:41:58 +0000
Well. It wouldn’t be “drill” or Ed Sheeran. But a Euro-trance “Fields of gold” could work. So could “Burn” . So could Sabrina. But you need artists. And, Geraldine, just watch (they do – and tourist boards don’t just hire #ThePianoGuys – great though “The Piano Guys” are):
Geraldine Fortescue-Smythe
commented 2019-02-02 15:24:19 +0000
There is a long history of this “stuff” . She’s not “the Easty Girls” (ref. beastie boys?), but “Summer time love” Sabrina appeared to play this game too on an old channel 4 show: eurotrash. But do males (“and some females”) still, really, get distracted by scantily-clad women? And, really, is Europa (a woman) really best represented like this? Imagine Britannia in her bikini on a 50p piece! really! Anyway, flashback to the Europe-loving 90s, just so you know what kind of thing you are “asking for”/“missing” (if it really is what you) :
Humphrey Gaulderton
commented 2019-02-02 14:38:04 +0000
“”tweet-url hashtag" href=“” rel=“nofollow” title=“#MakingYourMindUp”>#MakingYourMindUp?" . I don’t quite understand what you are all talking about? A fashion photo-shoot? A YouTube music video? A viral meme? A TV and social media advert for a clothing brand? A luxury goods advert for which market segment? What? I get the stripping things down thing: it worked for #BucksFizz (even if that was, like, more than 30 years ago!). As for #Christians who find women attractive and aesthetic, but love God more, I get that: the women probably love God more than the men too: He won’t get old in the same way. I get the #KeepThatchersPromise thing: if not Europe then bust! #Funny #EuropeOrBust but really!? Who will fund all this? crowd funding? Patreon? Kickstarter? Who is the entrepreneur? Who cares enough and sees the “vision thing” ? What kind of Europe are you selling: beautiful free women running through fields of barley, and on beaches, in national+EU flag bikinis? Or ending up like that after a Bucks Fizz style strip routine from those Thatcher-era “Europe or Bust” t-shirts? What is that image? Where are they running from? Where to? Think it through. Please.
Julia Manzarari
commented 2019-02-02 13:19:19 +0000
It’s not wicked! It’s wonderful! Forget German prostitutes, what about Berlusconi’s parties?! This is +++nothing+++! Fields of barley! No problems! Italian or British downstairs? Have to see! European up top! Yes! Yes! Yes! I can see News core’s “Sun” and it’s jealous “Sky” getting quite worked up over the right kind of ladies doing this? Three generations of Europeans for each country? Who is going to stich up / print the bikinis? What about who is going to find the girls (20s, 30s, 70s,…). Hey! Maybe more than three generations! It’s been over 45 years since 1973! Hah! Maybe Berlusconi could buy an indulgence with this: keep it clean! #CatholicsForEurope #OutCummingsCummings
Jess Cheltenham
commented 2019-02-02 13:11:45 +0000
Wicked cool! But don’t leave out #CatholicsForEurope. Who is going to make these bikinis? My Italian-Mancunian mates’ll love them. Not exactly a German multi-national hiring prostitutes to reward sales teams is it? Just a bit of #Sting music is a field and beautiful women looking beautiful in their countries’ colors! #StitchUpEurope #OutCummingsCummings
Millie Empscombe
commented 2019-02-02 11:32:56 +0000
Cool! Let’s be free and everything! But I don’t want to think about what Thatcher and her friends had under their Tees back in the 1970s! Those days were “burn your bras” days. Ellie Goulding: “We don’t want to leave; we just want to be right now!”; but… not burn bras guys! Wear them! Or bikinis! And maybe a bit of Pentecostal fire? #OutCummingsCummings? Let’s do some “Salt and Light” : let’s get Christianity moving! Enjoying the look of our bodies is fine as long as it’s not idol-a-tory and God comes first! All that Europhilia was God not coming first! #ChrsitianEurope #ChristiansForEurope #BaptistsForEurope #HolyFire #EllieGoulding
Jamie Webb
commented 2019-02-02 08:27:14 +0000
There’s some kind of common theme around the “knickers”: check what the French wanted from the UK when the UK joined in 1973 (cue James Blunt / “Life on Mars”):
George Ros
commented 2019-02-01 18:41:48 +0000
England expects! But we all know it was Jessie Pope who got every man to feel that fervour! Women won that war; so… look how the English do it when there’s footie on (and think, those bra-tops with an EU circle of stars on each breast, will surely sell in M&S and beyond…#HeartEU #LuvEU) …
George Ros
commented 2019-02-01 17:45:54 +0000
Euro bra. Euro bikini. I see you have a clothes shop. Let’s get on point. Dominic Cummings won with hearts and souls. Let’s talk beaches. Let’s also talk female votes and #MeToo in the post-truth era. Time for post-post-truth. The majority of males like females. Some females like females too. They find their bodies attractive. That’s a biological urge. It’s hard to beat. Now. Thatcher’s club promised “Europe or bust” in their famous, winning, 1975 campaign. Let’s not lie. Sid James had only one thing in mind when he heard or read the word bust; it wasn’t about economics. So, those Eurostars in a circle covering each Euro-milk-quota-producing breast. Let’s not be shy girls. As for the assets downstairs (the place Freud thinks every man and woman longs to return to: the place that babies come from), let’s have a national flag on that. That’s it chaps: 27 (28 even!) national flag-based pairs of undies and only one design for the top half. Tip top cooperation in a style the British tabloids… Well… you can see the Sun with its jealous eyes as they walk in fields of gold (wheat and corn fields of course)… all those European “lovelies”: mainly with great degrees, PhDs, top jobs, young and old, being free, being together, being true to their home nations, being true to Europe,… like a Lynx advert… #OutCummingsCummings