Campaign launched to support single market bid – article127.org
- December 12, 2016
- Posted by: Tyler Hanley
- Category: Uncategorized
ISSUE OF THE DAY
The judicial review to clarify the UK’s position within the single market is glad to have the backing of the Article127.org campaign. This campaign is about making sure Brexit works for everyone. But we need your help. We aren’t bank-rolled by multimillionaires or retired politicians. So if you support our campaign, sign up at Article127.org to help keep Britain working in the single market.
The purpose of Article127.org is to raise awareness about the benefits to the UK of membership of the single market and to productively and positively shape, not stop, Brexit.
British Influence is seeking legal clarification on the UK’s membership of the single market alongside pro-single market Leave voter Adrian Yalland, because this isn’t about Brexit ideologues or the Remainers ancien régime. If British Influence is right that the UK can stay as a member of the single market through the EEA after leaving the EU, then negotiations will be able to take place after leaving, speeding up Brexit by making the process that much simpler and giving the UK vital time to breathe.
There are two critical issues which we seek to address: Firstly, that there is no need to leave the single market to control immigration, end payments to the EU or to take back legal sovereignty. Secondly, membership of the EEA is not something the UK voted on in the referendum as membership of the single market is separate to our membership of the EU.
The cult of hard Brexiteers, with its “flat earth” approach is as out-of-tune with reality as the old-guard Remainers. It is absolutely right that the narrative of hard Brexit be scrutinised and weighed-up to establish if it is either desirable or necessary. Now is not the time to swap reason for religion. Our point is that the Government should reach the middle ground between the referendum divide, so that Brexit can be a new settlement which works for everyone.
We at British Influence are not wreckers. Rather, we seek a Brexit middle way between two extremes. It is this thinking which is behind our reasoning for seeking a judicial review: to get the “win-win” Brexit we were promised, rather than the “lose-lose” Brexit we were warned about.
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