We believe that leaving the European Union was an unmitigated national tragedy, inflicting massive self harm. It resulted from a disastrous failure of political leadership and governmental institutions.
Britain is, and will be, significantly poorer and less secure until we manage to rejoin. On average leaving the EU has cost every person £000s in lost growth, public expenditure, reduced choices and additional bureaucracy. The “benefits” of leaving in no way offset the costs. The EU is more than just an economic union, it is a political ideal in which Britain should be playing its full part. The promotion of liberal democratic values, freedom of movement, the customs union and Single Market enrich all its members and we lose sight of this at our peril. Being a full and active member of the EU is a vital national interest and key to our security. For centuries Europe has been the main source of conflict, resulting in hundreds of thousands of British people being killed, not to mention the massive economic cost of wars and plight imposed on countless lives. Being part of the EU gave us the best possible opportunity to work closely with others to ensure peace, creating the conditions that made future conflict impossible. The EU enhanced and protected our sovereignty rather than diminished it.
Those who lead the Leave campaign repeatedly lied to the British people. We will hold those involved accountable for their treasonable actions.
We will seek to rejoin the European Union as soon as practicable.
The Peoples Party supports:
- rejoining a reformed European Union
- in the interim, taking all possible measures to eliminate the bureaucracy and costs of Brexit
- negotiations to create an Atlantic Union between North America and Europe as a basis for greater prosperity, freedom of movement and security