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But should this be pro-EU or just anti-Brexit? Does a new party need to be registered, or is there a suitable party already registered?
In answering these questions, and throughout this blog, 'pro-EU' is taken to be:
- Following the EU vision for the UK to become a state within the United States of Europe
- Adopt the Euro in place of Pound Sterling
It can take two months or more to get a party registered and ready for an election. So an existing party is a distinct advantage given the weakness of the current Government and the possibility of another election sooner rather than later.
There are two key issues in forming a 'pro-EU' party.
Firstly, as shown here, only a small proportion of people who voted Remain are pro-EU. Most have a degree of euro-scepticism, and indeed some were on the cusp of voting Leave. So support for a purely pro-EU party amongst Remainers would be small.
Secondly being a member of a political party will require relinquishing membership of any existing party, at least officially. A pro-EU campaign group, rather than a political party, is better suited to many of the pro-EU supporters.
That leaves very few potential members of a pro-EU party who are both:
- Pro-EU and
- Prepared to leave their existing party, or otherwise are not currently committed
To have any degree of support, a new political aparty needs to be anti-Brexit but not pro-EU. The Just Party fulfils that brief. As a centrist party, it can command support from current supporters of both the Labour and Conservative parties. That breadth of support could produce a significant number of MPs in Parliament, as well as a breadth of members and other supporters.
Then it is worth having a political party. The Just Party, Already registered. Just for you!
Do become an Associate Member, or make a donation towards our campaign, even if you are a member of another political party.