On the 24th of June 2016, we awoke to an election result almost no-one had anticipated. The United Kingdom had voted to leave the European Union. Under the stress and strain of the refugee migrant crisis on Europe’s southern borders and buffeted by the winds of globalisation, the people of Britain voted to leave the political union which many had credited with maintaining peace & prosperity across Europe. Overnight the political map had been completely redrawn.
For many across the country, particularly the millennial generation, this was not just an act of economic suicide, but an abandonment of the fundamental liberal, open values that we hold so dear. European workers across the country awoke, not just angry about the result, but fearful of the consequences for their everyday lives, would they be allowed to stay in this great country that they now call home? Car manufacturers across the North East began to realize that their whole supply chain across Europe could be broken by our withdrawal from the Customs Union.
However, for the majority of the country this was the day that the sun rose on a newly independent Britain. This was the opportunity to take back control of our borders, our laws and our money. As a €10bn net contributor to the EU, we would have this great Brexit dividend which could be invested in the NHS, Schools or other austerity hit public services. Libertarian Globalists such as Boris Johnson, Liam Fox and David Davis saw this as the chance to go out and rebuild our Commonwealth trade links and connect with the rest of the world. As Europe fades into economic insignificance it becomes vital for the UK to connect to the new hubs of prosperity across the globe.
We have started this movement because we fundamentally believe that the UK has an incredibly bright future ahead of it and we want to show how we can seize this brighter future.