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East of England Liberal Democrats

Brighton Conference Emergency Motion on Europe

September 11, 2018 1:45 PM
Originally published by East Suffolk Liberal Democrats

The Emergency Motion on Europe be debated on Monday 15th September at 10am which we were unable to preview earlier has now been published.

In view of its significance and wide scale interest we are publishing it in full as follows:

F24 Europe Motion: Stopping Brexit

Proposer: Summation: Submitted by: Rt Hon Tom Brake MP (Spokesperson on Brexit and International Trade) Wera Hobhouse MP (Spokesperson on Communities and Local Government) 14 Party Members Tom Brake, Lib Dem spokesperson for Europe, addresses the crowd

Conference notes that:

Conference believes that:

Conference condemns the Conservative Government's ideological, disastrous approach to Brexit negotiations.

Conference urges the Labour Party to work in the national interest and reflect the views of its members by campaigning for the people to have the final say on the Brexit deal and a chance to exit from Brexit, challenging Jeremy Corbyn's position as Leader if he refuses to do so too.

Conference further condemns the exclusion of EU citizens' voices from political decisions that have had an unprecedented impact upon their lives.

Conference reaffirms the Liberal Democrat commitment to:

Conference calls for:

  1. The Government to release full impact assessments of all options, prior to any meaningful parliamentary vote, thereby demonstrating that there is no Brexit deal on offer that will deliver the promises of the Leave campaign.
  2. The Government to seek to extend Article 50 to avoid a catastrophic no-deal scenario.
  3. The right to full participation in civic life, including the ability to stand for office or vote in UK
    referendums and General Elections, to be extended to all EU citizens not already entitled to
    vote as Irish or Commonwealth citizens, who have lived in the UK for five years or longer.
  4. The UK Government to guarantee unilaterally in law, including in a no-deal scenario, the rights
    of all EU citizens living in the UK, ringfencing the Withdrawal Agreements' Chapter on citizens' rights.

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