With the Labour Party currently occupied with choosing its leader, reporting of Brexit developments has largely focussed on the Government – in particular Prime Minister Theresa May and the three ministers apointed to oversee the process – Boris Johnson, David Davis and Liam Fox.
However, the Labour Leave campaign, like CIB, is still very much in existence and will continue working hard to ensure that Brexit will mean Brexit and that there will be no second referendum. Its website has recently been updated to highlight its intentions to hold both the Government and the Labour Party to account. “Labour Leave will demand that the government leads us out of the EU” it states.
Labour Leave’s five principles are:
- Return all law-making powers to the UK Parliament, renewing our democracy.
- Ensure complete control over immigration policy and visas.
- Secure free trade in goods and services with Europe.
- Pursue global trade deals which protect our public services.
- Rebalance our economy, helping firms to achieve higher productivity, with rising wages and investing in the infrastructure to support export-led growth.
The website also features an interview with John Mills (depicted above) who, besides his involvement with Labour Leave, is a Committee Member of the Campaign for an Independent Britain. His upbeat assessment of the state of the UK economy is well worth a listen.