A SINGLE ISSUE VIRTUAL PARTY TO RESTORE OUR STATUS IN THE EU

Contact: the.remain.party@gmail.com 

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THE REMAIN PARTY MANIFESTO 2107

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL PARTY?

The REMAIN party cannot, and need not fund candidates for election in 2017.  So we are identifying, for every constituency, a candidate who will support our policies.

REMAIN is a party with a single objective, to remain in the EU.  To do this at this election requires those who support EU membership, which is still more than half the voters, more than half the country, to elect candidates who will insist on a second referendum at some point so that the country can vote again.

Why are you not fielding candidates of your own?

 To field candidates in each constituency would be impossible and very unwise.  It would split the REMAIN vote and given the first-past-the-post system of election, it would mean that many votes were wasted.

There are MPs on all sides of the House of Commons who want to REMAIN in the EU for excellent reasons.  They should be supported, they are already in place and the job of REMAIN is to support each of them in their own constituency.

We support all the parties.  In particular

  • Conservative: Kenneth Clarke, who voted against Article 50

  • Labour (52 members who voted against Article 50)

  • Liberal Democrats, Green, Plaid Cymru, SNP, SDLP and Alliance, but only where they have a greater chance of winning than any of the others in this group.

Why only support one candidate per constituency if more than one supports remaining in the EU?

We will only support one REMAIN candidate in each constituency because the effect of a split vote will be to decrease the likelihood of either candidate winning, and increase the likelihood of a very large conservative majority at this election, which is bound to leave the UK with a ‘hard’ BREXIT.

What kind of outcome does REMAIN want?

In order or preference

  • A single party majority supporting Remain.  This is unlikely, but ideal.

  • A multi-party coalition majority supporting Remain.  This is much more likely.

  • Insufficient MPs to support a hard Brexit.  This is essential.

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