THE FUTURE BEGINS NOW

By the end of this month we will have left what Matthew Parris recently described in his Times column as “one of modern history’s great and noble experiments in bringing nations together.”

This despite the fact that the majority who wanted to leave the EU on one day in June 2016 has long since disappeared like the morning mist.

So the question becomes “What do we do now?”

Do we accept the fact that our engagement with that noble experiment is now over, or do we fight and campaign to ensure that it returns? If it is to be the latter, how are we to fight, how are we to campaign? What time limits and deadlines should we be setting ourselves?

These are not rhetorical questions. As we move into the next stage of our country’s history, we in the European Movement want to be in the vanguard. And for that to happen, we want to hear your views on what happens now.

Remember, we are the gatekeepers of what we create.

The ascendancy of narrow nationalism driving our politics is not inevitable. We can bring it to an end – if we want to. Please, join the conversation below and let us know where you believe we should go from here.

2 thoughts on “THE FUTURE BEGINS NOW

  1. We need to repeat, ad nauseam if necessary, each and every disadvantage that leaving the EU has created, financial and otherwise. I’m looking forward to claiming my BREXIT DIVIDEND that we were promised from 1st January 2021 on every occasion.

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  2. Agree with Mr. Pritchard above. To me Brexit is proving to be enormously expensive to Britain and the great majority of its inhabitants, is based on a very insecure referendum, in which the public were lied to, will transfer regulation of our society from a multi-national body in Brussels where we had a voice, to a tiny rich group of self-interested British ministers whose sympathies ally closely with very large corporations, and will to an unknown extent remove us from the EU peace dividend. The last was explained in my letter published in the New Statesman 12 April 2018, as follows.

    Andrew Marr (The Critics, 23 March) raises an existential factor much too little heard in the Remain / Leave debate – peace. My grandfather fought in the First World War, my father in the Second, wars with estimated death tolls of 13 and 36 millions respectively. Previous centuries saw many wars between countries of Europe, for territorial, economic, religious and other causes.
    My generation has been mercifully free of such nightmares. The EU was awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for its contribution over six decades to ‘the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe’ and being instrumental in ‘transforming most of Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace.’ Yet the horrors of war are not far away from us today.
    How sure can Brexiteers be that my generation, and those of our children and grandchildren, will continue to enjoy this freedom from war?

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