The best way to achieve economic growth is by re-joining the EU, not by wrecking the government bond market and putting people’s pensions and mortgages at risk, the Rejoin EU Party says.
And the ‘march for growth’ begins on Saturday October 22 – when thousands of people wanting a return to economic sanity will join the National Rejoin March in London.
Last week, the Tories’ latest Prime Minister Liz Truss – who bookies have tipped to potentially become Britain’s shortest-serving UK premier since George Canning in 1827 – lashed out at a so-called “anti-growth coalition” for apparently standing in the way of her lofty ambitions for growth, growth and more growth.
But far from laying solid economic foundations, Truss and her Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng instead caused market chaos with their ill-conceived plans for unfunded tax cuts, sparking Bank of England interventions in the gilt market and sending the pound into freefall.
The Rejoin EU Party and thousands of others preparing to attend the march on October 22 know the only real way to get serious growth is to re-join the EU.
Rejoin EU Party Leader Richard Hewison said: “We have a bitter winter coming up. Energy will be expensive & in short supply, many homeowners will face crippling mortgage charges and the level of the pound shows financial experts have no faith in Truss’s ability to address these issues.
“With a huge focus on growth, you couldn’t give a bigger boost to growth than re-joining the EU. This would instantly boost the economy by 4%, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility.
“On October 22nd, people from up and down the country will march to support the only solution to this economic disaster: restoring freedom of movement and re-joining the single market, the customs union and the EU. If Truss and other politicians still claiming they can ‘make Brexit work’ really want growth, they should join us.”
For further details about the National Rejoin March, visit marchforrejoin.co.uk/
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*The Rejoin EU party is campaigning to re-join the EU because we believe the UK belongs at the heart of Europe and re-joining is the only way to solve the problems Brexit has created. Brexit is broken and it’s breaking our country too. All the promises on which Brexit was sold to the electorate in 2016 are now increasingly exposed as fantasy. Far from bringing the promised reduction in red tape and bureaucracy and providing £350m a week for the NHS, Brexit makes trading with the crucial European market more complex, difficult and expensive and threatens to reduce funding for public services. Sectors such as farming, fisheries & financial services, supposed to benefit from Brexit, now face an uncertain future. If you agree Brexit is making our country poorer, less tolerant and less united, join us and send a strong message to Westminster that you want your EU membership back, along with all its freedoms and benefits.* *
*Contact Rejoin EU at firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>, visit our website at www.therejoineuparty.com <www.therejoineuparty.com/> and donate at Rejoin EU Party Campaign Fund – a politics crowdfunding project in United Kingdom by Rejoin EU Party (crowdfunder.co.uk <crowdfunder.co.uk>) www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/rejoin-eu-party-campaign-fund <www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/rejoin-eu-party-campaign-fund>. You can also follow the party on Twitter at @rejoinp*