Red, Yellow, and Green Brexit

Forget a regressive “red, white, and bluekip Brexit.” You can have a red, yellow, and green Brexit if you vote for it.

With the red, yellow, and green election pledges our from across the UK, find out where each party stands on supporting the EU.

Before we begin, make sure you’re registered to vote. You can also find out more about tactical voting here.

Find it quick:
England, Wales & Scotland:
The Green Party of England and Wales
Labour
Liberal Democrats
Scotland:
SNP
Wales:
Plaid Cymru
Northern Ireland:
SDLP
Sinn Fein

Nationwide

The Green Party of England & Wales

Can you view the manifesto yet?

Not quite, but you can sign up here.

In short: “We’re with EU!”

What are their Brexit policies?

greenGuaranteeEver since the referendum almost a year ago, the Green Party have supported EU membership. In June 2016, the Greens’ only Baroness, Jenny Jones, wrote a criticism of the “top-down, dogmatic” EU in the Guardian, proving the versatility of the Green Party over the whole Brexit fiasco. But come the 2017 election, most of the Green Party have thrown themselves behind the remain campaign, naming it one of their “ten key pledges” for the 2017 General Election.

The Greens are certainly not divided! Their cause is to support integration between the EU and UK, come what ‘May’, as their vision is firmly for a future embedded in Globalism.

Labour

Can you view their manifesto yet?

Yes. Here’s a link to their section on Europe.

In short: Social Globalism goes Large.

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Keir Starmer, Shadow Brexit Secretary. Source: Wikimedia

What are their Brexit policies?

Labour begin their maniesto for Brexit by appealing to the Leave side of a divided Britain, offering “respect” for the referendum result. But don’t be fooled or alarmed! Labour has firmly set its heart on a globalist future, clearly uniting themselves behind the idea of Brexit being pro-human rights, pro-workers’ rights, and pro-European rights.

Labour have promised to introduce an EU Rights and Protections Bill. This will allow them to protect the rights gained from membership of the EU. The Bill will protect our environment, pregnant women, mothers, fathers, workers, and justice systems from any form of closed-off American influence.

But what about that “managed migration” stuff?

The Labour manifesto says that “unlike the Tories, [they] will uphold the proud British tradition of honouring the spirit of international law and our moral obligations by taking our fair share of refugees.”

On top of this, Labour promises unequivocally stand up for students coming to the UK to study, visa-free, welcoming “international students who benefit and strengthen our education sector, generating more than £25 billion for the British economy and significantly boosting regional jobs and local businesses.”

Worded in a way to tickle the fancies of the ‘Kippers, Labour will “crack down” on overseas-only employment. There is no pledge to exclude anyone coming to the UK to work, however. Labour are for a globalist future in a tariff-free market.

So we’d definitely leave with Labour?

Not exactly. Labour will “reject” a no-deal and will let MPs have a “meaningful vote” on the entirity of their Brexit policy. This means that, if Labour wins, you need to get on to your MP straight away!

Liberal Democrats:

The manifesto?

The Liberal Democrats have a pledge for Europe here.

In short: “Departure, not destination” (their words, not mine).

What are their Brexit policies?

The Liberal Democrats begin by quashing any accusation that they might be divided over Brexit: “Liberal Democrats are the only party that has consistently championed Britain’s membership of the European Union.”

Thanks to the closed-minded anti-EU press, the world knows already knows this, but they clear it up anyway… Because they can.

The Liberal Democrats will vote in favour of the Single Market and Free Trade, mirrored by the pledges outlined Labour’s manifesto, which promises the same ambitious deal with the EU, in or out. They’re not letting on to much, but they have gone a step further than Labour in challenging a blind exit: Labour has promised a parliamentary vote on the final deal, whereas the Liberal Democrats are willing to risk all or nothing, as they advocate for a second referendum. The question there, however, is: is the risk of losing another referendum a risk the country is willing to take?

You’ll never know until you try, and there’s nothing wrong with a bit of ambition.

Scotland

SNP

Manifesto?

Can’t seem to find one, but by all means leave us a link to one in the comments.

In short: “Scottish independence, in Europe”

What are their Brexit policies?

We’ll have to wait for the manifesto. You can visit the SNP website here.

Wales

Plaid

Have Plaid got an action plan?

Yep. And it’s called just that… Click here to see it.

In short: “A Global Wales” (their words, not mine)

What are their Brexit policies?

Plaid, being restricted to Wales, haven’t gone into the 2017 General Election with the vision of winning a majority in Parliament. Without a Progressive Alliance, this would be an impossibility. So they’re hedging their bets by “demanding that every single penny we lose from Europe is replaced by Westminster.” Not surprising, given that Wales received £4 million in structural funds alone between 2007 and 2013.

Plaid Cymru wants to “guarantee the rights of all Europeans currently living and working in Wales”, promising to protect them from deportation.

Recognising their size, it’s really not a bad manifesto pledge when it comes to Brexit. It’s a Labour-lite, avoiding the intricacies but making some vital demands which a Tory government won’t honour.

Northern Ireland

SDLP

What’s news from the SDLP?

They’ve got a whole manifesto! See it here.

In short: “Securing our future in Europe” (it’s their slogan)

Pro-Remain… Enough said?

Kind-of. They’re also advocating for “Special Status” for Northern Ireland. They recognise Brexit as “the biggest threat to the economic, social and political interests of these islands.” Like Labour, however, the SDLP realise that if we are going to leave, then Parliament must mould Brexit to secure our human rights.

Being members of the Party of European Socialists, alongside Labour, they’d work harmoniously with Labour remainers to favour our rights in the global community.

Like Labour and the Liberal Democrats, the SDLP are advocating for tariff-free access to the Single Market. Furthermore, the SDLP want an “All-Island economy”, building on the success of the Common Travel Area, in place since 1923. They also maintain a special focus on “human rights and protections” which the Greens, Labour with their Bill, and Liberal Democrats have promised to keep.

Sinn Fein

A manifesto?

2017, right here.

In short: “Brexit undermines the integrity of the Good Friday agreement” (their words, not mine)

In long:

Sinn Fein, like the SDLP, support “special status” for Northern Ireland. To put it plainly, their Brexit policy could be summarised: “Brexit undermines the integrity and status of the Good Friday Agreement and the political institutions. It will be bad for our economy, our people and our public services.” They’ve called “Trade tariffs, physical checks or border passport controls … unacceptable.”

Will Durrant

I am a former Green Party member and current Labour Party member and campaigner. I sympathise with the likes of Chuka Umunna and Sadiq Khan. I believe that the values of the EU can be kept, through Brexit, which is why I’ll be voting Labour… but here are the manifestos! You can make your mind up now. Let’s vote!

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