Wed 16th March sees the official launch of the Leave Alliance Campaign. This blog, will be supporting the Leave Alliance for the duration of the campaign.
So what is the Leave Alliance, and why is it different to the other groups which are involved in the referendum?
Firstly, like myself, it has no ties to any political party whatsoever. Its organisers are a number of independent groups, brought together by a single aim and similar views on how to achieve it. We want to leave the European Union and restore the power self governance to the United Kingdom. Joining to form the Leave Alliance are the EU Referendum Blog, the Bruges Group, Restore Britain’s Fish, The Campaign for Independent Britain, The Harrogate Agenda and the Futurus think tank.
There are two defined characteristics which mark out the Leave Alliance from other campaigns. Firstly, none of those involved in the planning of the group are career politicians.
But more importantly, the Leave Alliance is the only group which endorses a fully researched and staged plan for leaving the European Union. This plan is Flexcit, a multi stage approach to disengaging from the political structures of the European Union and re engaging with the wider world as an independent nation state.
We are not competing with any other ‘Leave’ group, and will not be entering into the contest for designated lead status in the campaign. Therefore we are are open to the prospect of aiding the campaign from a different perspective, but are also able to offer independent assistance to campaigners who might require access or background information on the research that has been undertaken. This also means we are not competing for public funding, our work is largely voluntary, and that which is funded is funded by the kind donations of the general public.
So I would urge you to join us tomorrow (16th March) if you can at Great George Street, at 2:30 pm.