The following motion was moved by Stephen McNair and carried by members at a General meeting of the CLP on the 13th July (following on from the AGM). At he 7th September general meeting members did not choose this motion as the CLPs motion to annual conference. They choose the climate change motion.
Potential Motion to Conference from Broadland CLP
Conference believes that there is no longer a mandate for the UK to leave the EU, since none of the available forms of Brexit resemble what was promised by the leave campaign; the narrow leave vote is three years old; and no polls in the last 18 months shows a majority of the electorate in favour of leaving.
Brexit has already cost more than all our 2017 Manifesto pledges. Any form of Brexit will threaten jobs, workers’ and citizens’ rights, the NHS, public services, migrants, and the environment, and make it harder to deliver a radical manifesto.
We must challenge the narratives of the far right, by addressing the reasons people voted Leave. We will attack poverty, insecurity and inequality; rebuild communities with public investment and ownership; boost wages and union rights; combat the climate crisis; defend free movement and extend migrants’ rights.
To challenge transnational capitalism we need transnational solidarity, with cross-border institutions, workers’ movements, and alliances to transform Europe with socialist policies.
The Party’s policy on Brexit must be clear and positive. It must reflect members’ overwhelming support for asking the electorate for a new mandate, and confirm the “remain and reform” policy which we endorsed three years ago.
Broadland CLP therefore calls on Conference to mandate the Party to campaign energetically for a public vote; and for remaining in the EU; and to support revoking Article 50 if necessary to prevent the chaos of a “no deal” exit.
The 7th September needs to decide if this motion should be the Broadland CLP motion to Annual Conference. We are only allowed one motion to Annual Conference and there are other candidate montons to be debated at the 7th September meeting.