DiEM25 members have collectively decided on this issue. Become a member in order to be eligible to vote next time!
Two weeks ago we asked members to suggest what DiEM25’s position should be on how Britain can manage Brexit. We went through all your submissions and boiled the options down to these four below.
All that remains is for you to vote on it, and this will become DiEM25’s official position. (There will be a run-off if one of these options does not receive at least 50% of the vote.)
Now it’s up to you: Which one of these options do you support?
Activation of Article 50, conditional on an interim EEA-type agreement
We support the immediate triggering of Article 50 (with or without Parliamentary approval), so long as the UK government commits to propose to Brussels (at the time Article 50 is triggered) an interim EEA (Norway/Swiss-like) UK-EU arrangement to come into force two years after Article 50’s activation.
If the above condition is not met, we oppose the activation of Article 50.
Using the ‘space’ created by the Interim EEA-type Agreement (see above), we support negotiations between the UK and the EU leading to a long term agreement regarding the UK-EU relationship, to be approved by the British Parliament elected after Article 50’s activation.
Unconditional activation of Article 50
We support the immediate triggering of Article 50 (with or without Parliamentary approval).
Interim and long-term agreement
We support negotiations between the UK and the EU leading to an interim EEA (Norway/Swiss-like) UK-EU arrangement (to come into force two years after Article 50’s activation) and, subsequently, to a long-term agreement viz. the UK-EU relationship to be approved by the Parliament elected after Article 50’s activation.
Unconditional opposition to activating Article 50
We support a Parliamentary vote against the activation of Article 50, with or without the provision of a second referendum to overturn Brexit.
No position on Article 50 or a interim/long-term agreement
We will work toward bringing together pro-European political forces but do not take a position on the triggering of Article 50, nor on the form that an agreement (interim or long term) between the EU and the UK ought to take.