We don’t believe a few multi-millionaires should decide how to carve up our future. Nobody knows what the deal will be and we think the British people should be asked whether they think the deal is a good one, or not. It will also help to keep the party negotiating the deal (whether that's the Tories or Labour) honest. The Green Party is the only party you can trust to deliver this and the only party offering the choice to remain in the EU.
The Green Party believes that everybody should have a say on the Brexit deal. We don’t believe a few multi-millionaires should decide how to carve up our future.
In June 2016, people voted for Britain to leave the EU. Young people, some ex pats and EU friends and neighbours couldn’t vote, even though their futures were at stake.
Nobody at that stage knew what the deal would be. Nobody now knows what it will be.
Imagine someone asking “Would you like to move house?” and when you say yes, that’s it. You don’t get to choose where you will live, or how much it will cost to live there or who your neighbours will be. You don’t even get to choose who lives in your house! Even if you said no you didn’t want to move, you would still have to move.
Instead, we will tell the Government to come up with the best deal they can and then see if the country thinks they’ve done a good enough job. This time we would give everyone a vote and make sure we all knew what it was about. No lies, no buses and no photoshopped posters. This time the British people will be asked to say whether they think the deal on the table is a good one, or not.
We like this plan for two reasons: first, whichever party was in government couldn’t simply decide whatever it wanted. Knowing that there is to be a referendum will keep them honest. Second, if the deal on the table isn’t very good, the British people will see that and say no.
We aren’t the only party offering a referendum on the deal but we are the only party you can trust to deliver it. And we are the only party offering the choice of staying in the EU as part of that Referendum.