Last week, the UK voted 52% to 48% to leave the European Union.
So what happens now?
It will be a long time for the full implications to be clear. (The negotiation process for the UK to leave won’t start until at least September and is likely to take at least two years. So there will be no immediate changes to relations with the EU, and EU citizens in the UK have the right to live and work here.)
Meanwhile the Government is in chaos, the economy is facing a crisis and people up and down the country are facing serious hardship. Our society has become financially divided, with a small elite wielding unfair power and control, influenced by multinational companies and the super-rich.
Many people are scared about the future.
Instead of showing leadership, both the Conservative and Labour Parties are focussing on their own internal civil wars. While the other parties fight among themselves, the Green Party, including our many new members who have joined in the last few days, will take a stand against any austerity or slashing of environmental legislation that may come with Brexit.
We need to do what we can to bring Britain back together – reuniting people, generations, regions – and to build a progressive alliance to change politics for the better.
What does this mean in practice, at a local level, and nationally? To discuss these issues, please come to an open meeting.
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