“All of us know so much more now than we did in 2016, and a People's Vote would be your first chance to vote on the facts. We're going to have to live with the consequences of this decision for decades to come, and it will affect young people most of all. So let's just be sure - let's vote on this together as a country. Don't leave it to the Westminster elite to decide for you.”
Caroline Lucas, MP
We're being let down by a Tory government that's driving through a dangerous Brexit.
Caroline believes that:
- An extreme Brexit will be a disaster for Britain
- The public deserve a say on the Government's Brexit deal
- The Government must address the reasons so many people voted for far-reaching change in 2016
Opposing Tory plans
Caroline has been steadfast in her opposition to Tory Brexit plans. She has consistently voted against the Government's damaging deal and is campaigning to protect EU citizens who've built their lives here, workers' rights, freedom of movement, animals and environmental protections no matter what happens with Brexit.
Calling for a People's Vote
Caroline is a leading supporter of the People's Vote campaign to give the public a say on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations. Nearly three years after the referendum result, we know so much more about what Brexit actually looks like, and the Leave campaign has been exposed for breaking electoral laws and lying about what leaving the EU would mean for the UK's public services. Caroline believes democracy is a process - not a one-off event - and the public must have a vote on the Brexit deal secured by the Government, with the option to remain in the EU if they wish.
Working to address the causes of Brexit
In 2019 Caroline launched Dear Leavers - a project that aims to change the divisive conversation about Brexit, and find common ground between Leave and Remain voters. Caroline believes many people were right to use the 2016 referendum to give the establishment a kicking - because the status quo is intolerable for far too many.
She is working with communities to explore the reasons why so many voted to Leave, propose democratic reforms to empower communities and find shared solutions to issues such as inequality, austerity and deindustrialisation.