Brexit

Boris Johnson's hard Brexit deal would be disastrous for our country and our continent

As confirmed by all independent sources, this deal is dangerous for the economy and creates the perfect environment for a race to the bottom on workers’ rights, environmental rights and product safety standards for consumers.

Not only is this a bad deal for the UK and the EU, this deal also increases the risk of No Deal in the months to come. Under the Johnson deal, a Free Trade Agreement must be negotiated before the end of the transition period, in December 2020. 

With little more than a year to negotiate and approve the UK’s final relationship with the EU, this deal locks the UK into a scenario where it becomes increasingly difficult to avoid No Deal.

If this deal is approved, it will not be the end of Brexit. Instead, not only will it be triggering further months of painful negotiations but it will also set the stage for an even tougher ultimatum: a choice between whatever Free Trade Agreement the Tories negotiate with the EU, and a No-Deal crash-out exit.

Johnson and his cabal of disaster capitalists have one fundamental plan in mind: deregulate the British economy, privatise our public services and strip away as many rights and protections as possible, turning the UK into the ultimate neoliberal safe-haven off the shores of Europe. If this deal is approved, it will be that much easier for them to achieve their nightmarish vision.

DiEM25 stands firmly behind the democratic alternative to the government’s “fast and furious” approach: we remain convinced that only more time and a better democratic process can bring the country together.

At the very least, a new extension of Article 50 must be granted to pave the way for a general election. Parliament must reject this deal and let the people decide for themselves the future of the country.

Statement by our DiEM25 UK National Collective

Do you want to be informed of DiEM25's actions? Sign up here

Finland and Sweden’s Turkey concessions: A win for Erdogan and the NATO war machine

We condemn the unacceptable concessions made to Turkey in order to induct Finland and Sweden into NATO at the summit in Madrid

Read more

Your NHS Needs You: Comedy night on July 12 in London

A comedy night is being hosted on July 12 in London in order to raise funds for the campaign fighting against the NHS’ privatisation

Read more

We condemn Spain’s role in migrant deaths at Melilla crossing

The atrocities at the Spanish-Moroccan border are further proof of the permanent divorce between social democracy and humanitarianism

Read more

Join MERA25 Germany in Bremen on July 23

We invite you to Bremen, Germany on July 23, for an event-filled day with stimulating exchanges of ideas, good music and various guests from ...

Read more