General election is a chance to change the script on Brexit

Published on May 22, 2024

The European Movement UK welcomes Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s announcement today that the United Kingdom will hold a General Election on Thursday 4th July.

Sir Nick Harvey, CEO of the European Movement UK said: “The election will mark the end of a turbulent Parliament, one that has done untold damage to our relationship with our European neighbours. The backdrop to this Parliament was the decision for the UK to leave the European Union, an act of economic self-harm that has compounded a crisis-ridden period in our politics.

“With a new government, we have the chance to undo the damage that Brexit has done to our country and to treat the issue of our place in Europe as a normal political matter.

“The European Movement will be clear throughout this General Election that political candidates of all parties must acknowledge the elephant in the room – that Brexit isn’t working, and that public opinion is shifting.

“We must put a stop to the erosion of our rights and standards since our departure from the European Union. The next Parliament must commit to a future of cooperation with our European neighbours, including rejoining key agencies and programmes like Erasmus+ and others. The European Movement will be working with incoming MPs to ensure they share our aim of restoring our place at the heart of Europe.”


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