For the second year in a row, St Albans Labour Party is using it’s right to propose one motion to the annual Labour Party Conference to represent it’s members’ views about the EU, and for this to become Labour Party policy if passed. As events have unfolded, and the situation has changed, so has the content of our motions.
This year, we have joined with other Labour parties around the UK in putting forward together a motion that states, in summary:
There is no mandate from the Leave vote in the 2016 referendum for any Brexit settlement as what was meant by Leave was never clear.
Democracy demands the people have the final say. Labour will campaign energetically for a public vote and to Remain. We support revoking Article 50 if necessary to prevent No Deal.
Brexit is part of a right wing nationalist exploitation of global economic and social crisis. We need to address the reasons why people voted to leave after years of austerity and decimation of public services in the UK, and work with our partners in the EU to address economic insecurity, the climate crisis and migrants’ rights Europe wide.