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Beyond Brexit: The left's agenda for the UK and EU

The left must broaden the conversation so that it has a plan to tackle the social and economic drivers of Brexit, and a vision for a close working relationship with the EU.


The left in the UK has weathered the stormy years since Brexit in a tactical pose. But time spent discussing the negotiations has meant too little time thinking about the bigger picture.

The essays in this collection look beyond Brexit, and put forward proposals for a new left agenda.

With a foreward by Keir Starmer QC MP and introduced by Olivia Bailey, the report’s authors include Stephen Bush, Richard Corbett MEP, Sandro Gozi, Nia Griffith MP, Stephany Griffiths Jones, Jennifer Jackson-Preece, Maria Maltschnig, Lisa Nandy MP, Kaisa Penny, Tomáš Petříček, Rachel Reeves MP, Nathalie Tocci and Paola Sartori, Wes Streeting MP, and Nick Thomas-Symonds MP.

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16 October 2018

STEPHEN BUSH: British pro-Europeans can feel confident that the UK will seek to return to the EU at some point in the future. But it is less likely we’ll see the political leadership required to make the UK’s second stay in the EU more stable.

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Our best hope is each other

12 October 2018

LISA NANDY: For too long we have accepted that immigration and community are at odds. But there is a sensible, decent majority in this country who believe in a global, tolerant, open, outward facing, and diverse Britain.

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Press release

The public reject a distant relationship with Europe – Fabian Society/FEPS research

11 October 2018

Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer calls for a broader Brexit debate.

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Beyond Brexit

11 October 2018

New Fabian Society/FEPS research suggests the public is ready to back a close relationship with the EU after Brexit.

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