‘As two people who supported Brexit and have always sought to make their reasons for doing so as open to public discussion as possible, we feel that it has become urgent to revisit some of the basic questions around Brexit. In this short pamphlet, we restate clearly what Brexit represents and why it is so important. We explain why its implementation is proving so difficult and we lay out a vision for a post-Brexit UK that can serve as a guide for negotiations as they proceed into the most critical phase yet.
We decided to publish this work ourselves rather than in association with a think tank or with a political party. We both identify with the political tradition of the Left but, as it will become clear, our views differ markedly with what currently constitutes official British Labour Party policy on Brexit. Our aim is to contribute to the public debate on Brexit, and if possible, to move us beyond the current impasse.’