Remain in the EEA and EFTA post-brexit

Proposer
Floppy
State

Accepted

Vote Score

2

Age

1207 days


@Floppy edited foreign_policy.md - over 3 years ago

However, we also know that the EU is in need of major reform to fit the politics of the future. Bureaucracy and waste must be reduced, and counter-productive programmes overhauled or removed.

We will remain a part of the EU, and we will campaign for:

We will aim to stop the Brexit process and remain a part of the EU. If the UK does remain a member, we will campaign for:

  • Major reform or removal of the Common Agricultural Policy, to operate in harmony with the natural environment and remove market distortions.
  • Britain to remain outside of the Eurozone.
  • Increased democratic control of EU institutions, with improved accountability and transparency.
  • A reduction in bureaucracy and inefficiency, e.g. making Brussels the permanent home of the EU and abolish the Strasbourg Parliament.

Brexit

In the likely event that the UK does exit the European Union, the UK should remain part of the European Economic Area, and rejoin the European Free Trade Association. We wish to maintain the ["four freedoms"[(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EuropeanSingleMarket) of the European Single Market; freedom of movement for goods, people, services and capital.

EU citizens currently resident in the UK should have a guaranteed right to remain in the country.

Arms Trading

Commit to ensuring that no British-built arms are sold to nations that are likely to use those arms against their own people, or to any other agent or third party that may do so.

davidmiller

@davidmiller - over 3 years ago

@Floppy I don't think GH flavoured markdown supports quotes in markdown links.

Also: IMHO airquoting stuff isn't helpful in this context :(

Also: If you link from four freedoms you should link to a page explaining the four freedoms no ?

Also: If you're linking to the single market wikipedia page shouldn't the link be on Single Market ?

@Floppy edited foreign_policy.md - over 3 years ago

However, we also know that the EU is in need of major reform to fit the politics of the future. Bureaucracy and waste must be reduced, and counter-productive programmes overhauled or removed.

We will remain a part of the EU, and we will campaign for:

We will aim to stop the Brexit process and remain a part of the EU. If the UK does remain a member, we will campaign for:

  • Major reform or removal of the Common Agricultural Policy, to operate in harmony with the natural environment and remove market distortions.
  • Britain to remain outside of the Eurozone.
  • Increased democratic control of EU institutions, with improved accountability and transparency.
  • A reduction in bureaucracy and inefficiency, e.g. making Brussels the permanent home of the EU and abolish the Strasbourg Parliament.

Brexit

In the likely event that the UK does exit the European Union, the UK should remain part of the European Economic Area, and rejoin the European Free Trade Association. We wish to maintain the four freedoms of the [European Single Market]((https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EuropeanSingleMarket); freedom of movement for goods, people, services and capital.

EU citizens currently resident in the UK should have a guaranteed right to remain in the country.

Arms Trading

Commit to ensuring that no British-built arms are sold to nations that are likely to use those arms against their own people, or to any other agent or third party that may do so.

[^pkk-terrorism-delisting]: "The Case for Delisting the PKK as a Foreign Terrorist Organization", Lawfare, February 11, 2016: https://www.lawfareblog.com/case-delisting-pkk-foreign-terrorist-organization

@Floppy edited foreign_policy.md - over 3 years ago

However, we also know that the EU is in need of major reform to fit the politics of the future. Bureaucracy and waste must be reduced, and counter-productive programmes overhauled or removed.

We will remain a part of the EU, and we will campaign for:

We will aim to stop the Brexit process and remain a part of the EU. If the UK does remain a member, we will campaign for:

  • Major reform or removal of the Common Agricultural Policy, to operate in harmony with the natural environment and remove market distortions.
  • Britain to remain outside of the Eurozone.
  • Increased democratic control of EU institutions, with improved accountability and transparency.
  • A reduction in bureaucracy and inefficiency, e.g. making Brussels the permanent home of the EU and abolish the Strasbourg Parliament.

Brexit

In the likely event that the UK does exit the European Union, the UK should remain part of the European Economic Area, and rejoin the European Free Trade Association. We wish to maintain the four freedoms of the European Single Market; freedom of movement for goods, people, services and capital.

EU citizens currently resident in the UK should have a guaranteed right to remain in the country.

Arms Trading

Commit to ensuring that no British-built arms are sold to nations that are likely to use those arms against their own people, or to any other agent or third party that may do so.

[^pkk-terrorism-delisting]: "The Case for Delisting the PKK as a Foreign Terrorist Organization", Lawfare, February 11, 2016: https://www.lawfareblog.com/case-delisting-pkk-foreign-terrorist-organization

Floppy

@Floppy - over 3 years ago

Thanks @davidmiller, I had a syntax error in the link. I should use the editor properly rather than hacking away by hand :)

Floppy

@Floppy - over 3 years ago

The four freedoms links on Wikipedia do go to that Single Market page which explains them, but yeah, it was confusing, so I've moved it as suggested.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 3 years ago

I probably should have separated the "we will aim to stop Brexit" part into another proposal, but it is just a re-commitment to existing policy, so I don't think it should be a blocker here. I can do that though if it's a problem for acceptance.

andrewdwilliams

@andrewdwilliams - over 3 years ago

Generally in favour of this idea. I think it's one I posited a while back too.

Vote: ✅

billiedreamwalker

@billiedreamwalker - over 3 years ago

Hello James, firstly, the article did bring me to SomethingElse. I don't normally bother with Linux Format, unless it has an interesting article on Open Source, as this one did. I preferred Linux Voice while it was a Mag in it's own rightAnyway, I had been looking for somewhere to hang my hat for a while and I agree we seem to be on the same wave-lengh on a number of things.

I didn't vote yet,because I am not clear what I am agreeing to. Just support for remaining in the E.E.A. after Brexit or promoting the overturning of Brexit too?

I can support the former but not both.

I believe Brexit is the only direction for Britain, and that unless Britain does leave the EU , there will be anything other than a promise of change in Europe that would not come.That is why I believe in Brexit so strongly. It isn't just about Britain.I believe Europe needs Brexit as much as Britain does. At present the EU seem to believe they are calling a bluff, and that Brexit won't happen, so they are not seriously considering devolving more power to National Governments and electorates.

If ,or when , Britain leaves , then the reality will sink in that other Nations can do the same. Only then, do I believe that the EU will see a need for substantial change. I hope this helps to make my position a little clearer.

Sayonara!

Floppy

@Floppy - over 3 years ago

This should be ready to merge now... further changes are always welcome.