In this letter, MPs, trade unionists and campaigners set out their reasons for supporting The Alternative Mandate. You can read it, and take action, here.
The UK has left the EU. Regardless of whether or not you opposed Brexit, we must all now come to terms with this reality and unite to address the enormous dangers ahead of us.
Coronavirus has disrupted the fabric of our society, and we will soon face a massive economic crisis. Around the world, right wing governments will use this crisis to pursue an unprecedented attack on workers, human rights, migrants and the environment. In the UK, they will attempt to use the Brexit process to deregulate the economy and undermine our rights.
If our alternative vision is to succeed, we need to break from the status quo, and to put forward a radical politics built on internationalism and solidarity. So today, we are supporting the launch of The Alternative Mandate – a set of demands on the Brexit process. From migrants rights to trade justice, and from public health and jobs to agriculture and science funding, we are determined to offer an alternative to the vision put forward by the likes of Boris Johnson, Victor Orban, Donald Trump and Matteo Salvini.
Achieving these goals, whether over the next five years or over the next fifty, will require a mass movement that is pluralistic, and which stretches across the boundaries of parties and countries.
Caroline Lucas MP
Clive Lewis MP
Hywel Williams MP
Nadia Whittome MP
Kate Osamor MP
Virendra Sharma MP
Geraint Davies MP
Sian Berry AM, Green Party co-leader
Jonathan Bartley, Green Party co-leader
Manuel Cortes, TSSA general secretary
Sarah Woolley, BFAWU general secretary
Ian Hodson, BFAWU president
John Moloney, PCS deputy general secretary (pc)
Amelia Womack, Green Party deputy leader
Shaista Aziz, Stop Trump coalition co-founder
Michael Chessum, Another Europe is Possible
Nick Dearden, Global Justice Now
Hilary Wainwright, Transnational Institute
Mary Kaldor, LSE professor
Joseph Healy, Left Unity principle speaker
Julie Ward, former MEP for the North West
15th June 2020