On Wednesday January 9, the International Commission of Labour’s National Policy Forum will be meeting, and will discuss Brexit. We are organising a lobby led by EU migrants, calling for Labour to campaign for a fresh referendum and to remain in the EU. Join us there!
Time is running out - we have less than three months left until Brexit is meant to happen. For millions of working people, this means insecurity: about their rights, jobs and livelihoods. For European nationals, it also means entering the hostile environment, as Britain is facing the biggest expansion of border controls in its recent history. Many risk losing their secure status in the UK or being separated from family members, and British citizens will lose the right to live and study in 27 countries.
Migrant voices are rarely heard in the Brexit debate, even though we will be the ones most impacted. In the Brexit campaign, we have been used as scapegoats for problems facing people in Britain, from low pay to overstretched public services. Labour has the real answers: ending Tory austerity, strengthening workers’ rights and redistributing wealth and power. Allowing Brexit to happen can only undermine our radical agenda.
If you are a migrant, join us this Wednesday to lobby the National Policy Forum. And if you're not a migrant, feel free to come down in support.
Portcullis House, 1 Parliament St, Westminster, London SW1A 2JR