The UK may have now left the European Union, but the European Movement’s work is far from over. That’s why this week, I officially announced that I have joined the European Movement National Council.
The ‘Australia-style’ being touted by Boris Johnson is really a No Deal Brexit in disguise.
With the prime minister recklessly threatening to walk away from trade negotiations if an agreement is not reached by June, and refusing to extend the transition period even when faced with a global pandemic, it has never been more important to hold this government to account.
The European Movement is fighting tooth and nail to maintain the closest possible relationship with our European partners and prevent Boris Johnson from wreaking havoc on our economy, our NHS, and our environment through a disastrous No Deal Brexit.
When Winston Churchill founded the European Movement in 1949, he described the aim of the organisation as “to re-create the European Family, or as much of it as we can, and provide it with a structure under which it can dwell in peace, in safety and in freedom”.
The task ahead of us is enormous. However, I firmly believe that we can still achieve Churchill’s vision by striving together for our common interests and values, and I look forward to working with the European Movement to accomplish those aims.