Brexit’s breaking Britain: did you vote for this?
Brexit is broken and it’s breaking our country as well. All the promises that Leave campaigners made to voters in 2016 are now being exposed as fantasy. Far from reducing red tape and bureaucracy and giving the NHS £350m a week, Brexit is damaging the economy by making trading with continental Europe more difficult and costly and threatening funding for public services.
Brexit has stripped British and EU citizens of free-movement rights and caused huge worry and uncertainty, brought back fees such as mobile-roaming charges, led to labour, fuel and food shortages, put Northern Ireland peace at risk and reduced the UK’s global political influence.
The Rejoin EU Party believes the only realistic and effective solution to the unacceptable, unsustainable situation caused by Brexit is to re-join the EU as soon as possible, ideally by proceeding directly to an application to trigger Article 49 of the Treaty on European Union – with or without a referendum, depending on the political and economic circumstances at the time. If the party was elected or found itself holding the balance of power, its first act would be to talk to the European Commission about the potential conditions and timing of a possible re-entry to the EU and to finalise such a process before triggering A49 as soon as possible.
In the meantime, the party would seek to re-join the single market and customs union and take up the commission immediately on any outstanding and reasonable offers on matters such as free movement that the UK rejected as part of the UK/EU trade deal. It would immediately halt any planned further UK legislative divergence from EU law to make re-accession as smooth and quick as possible. It would seek to re-join EU programmes and initiatives that don’t require EU membership, such as student exchange scheme Erasmus and the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean Convention cross-border trade agreement.
It would also launch a programme of domestic constitutional reform, including introducing a fairer and more representative electoral system, to bring the UK more into line with EU and international democratic norms and best practice.
If you agree Brexit is making our country poorer, less tolerant and less safe, support the Rejoin EU Party and tell Westminster you want your EU membership back, with all its freedoms and benefits.