We must unite to oppose the Tories’ Brexit plans

In this letter, MPs, trade unionists and campaigners set out their reasons for supporting The Alternative Mandate, a set of demands on the Brexit process.

15th June 2020

 

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. 

Signed:

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

 


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