Saying no to a hard Brexit

The result of this General Election clearly shows that the British people do not want a hard, destructive Brexit. There will be no mandate for it in the House of Commons.

Thursday, 15th June 2017, 2:51 pm
Updated Friday, 16th June 2017, 12:16 pm

So much of that is down to you – our amazing volunteers. I want to thank you for the incredible support you gave to pro-European candidates during this General Election campaign.

Thousands of Open Britain activists put party politics aside to campaign for candidates who are as committed as we are to stopping a hard and destructive Brexit. We should all be very proud of the fact that there are so many of us out there who want to continue to fight for the a continuing close relationship with Europe.

Your efforts have made a massive impact on this general election. Of the 29 seats in which we were campaigning for a pro-European incumbent, we won an incredible 26. And we managed to elect pro-Europeans in many vital seats, from Gower to Enfield and from Eastbourne to Bristol. Without you, there might well have been a majority in Parliament for a destructive, hard Brexit.

The political landscape has clearly changed, and much at this point remains uncertain. But Open Britain will continue to campaign against an extreme Brexit which puts our nation’s economy and security at risk. I know that with the fantastic commitment our supporters have already shown, we can continue to fight for a Britain that is inclusive, prosperous and open.

I will be in touch again next week to update you on our plans going forward. We are ready to continue the fight and I hope you will join us in that battle.

Thank you again for everything you did during this campaign, and congratulations for making such a difference. If we continue to work together, we can change the future of our country for the better.

Roland Rudd


Open Britain

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