Wirksworth & Masson Branch Meeting and Discussion

location for Wirksworth  Town Hall Council Chamber

When?

January 30, 2017 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Where?

Wirksworth Town Hall Council Chamber
Town Hall
Coldwell Street
Wirksworth
Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 4EU
United Kingdom
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Following an interesting presentation and lively discussion, the following motion was passed:

This Branch notes that the Party will respect the referendum result and will not oppose the invoking of Article 50 of the Lisbon Convention.  In the light of this, the Branch proposes:

a)      That the Party should vigorously oppose any outcome from Brexit which leads to a greater dependence of the UK economy on the financial and banking sectors;

b)      That the Party should unconditionally resist any outcome from Brexit which leads to greater dependence of the UK on the USA;

c)       That the Party calls on the Government to reintroduce measures ensuring that the positive net tax contribution made by EU immigrants is redistributed to areas with the highest levels of immigration.

d)      That the Party calls on the Government to strictly enforce regulations regarding employment conditions for all workers, whatever their provenance. 

e)      That the Party calls on the Government to seek to protect the rights of UK subjects to study, work, travel and reside within the EU, and that this should be a  ‘red-line’ in its negotiations.

f)       That the Party should demand that the final agreement with the EU on Brexit should be subject to parliamentary approval.

g)      That the Party associates itself with the Namur Declaration and calls on the Government not to negotiate any trade agreements with third countries which threaten public services.

h)      That the party calls on the government not to negotiate trade agreements with countries with poor human rights records.

i)        That the Party should continue to work closely with sister parties around Europe to introduce reforms where reforms are needed.

Read the full meeting minutes here

Click here to download Andy Jordan's presentation 

 

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commented 2017-02-01 08:33:16 +0000
I was not present at the January meeting but am very grateful for the hard work that Andy and Phil must have put in to try and clarify the Brexit issues. Andy’s presentation is by far the most clear and comprehensive summary I have read anywhere. As an ex-GP I am especially concerned about our NHS. What worries me about trade agreements such as CETA (and the currently dormant TTIP) is any handing over of our democratic rights to corporations who can then sue us for their loss of future earnings if, for example, we seek to take back our NHS into public control and overturn private contracts within the NHS. I think it has to be stated clearly as a “red line” not to be crossed, that such a trade deal is completely unacceptable. I suspect most of us are in agreement on this but feel it needs to be made clear at all times.

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