This election is a step on the road to an Orwellian, post-Brexit future

Left Foot Forward

Published: 26th April 2017

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Key quote:

“The government’s behaviour since the referendum result has reinforced just how valuable the EU project is at maintaining peace between nations and advancing more representative democracy. Severing ourselves from the EU in the manner envisaged by May and her Brexiteer cabal actually undermines our democracy.

“We don’t need a Brexit which takes back control; we need one that gives back control. This is why Greens have proposed a Great Reform Bill rather than a Great Repeal Bill. Giving powers back to people by introducing a fair and proportional election system; reforming the House of Lords so it is more representative not just a chamber stuffed full of political cronies and wealthy elites; and a written constitution.”