We quickly found out that we didn’t have a plan. Nobody did.
We were about to embark on the biggest political project of the last 25 years without a map, without clear objectives, without consensus among the narrowly split electorate on the way forward.
What do our old-style politicians do? Set up new departments led by resuscitated politicians from an earlier era, or ‘fall-guys’ as they’re known, charge about Europe establishing Theresa May’s face in the minds of EU leaders, so they know who’s in charge, while talking to them about whatever they were willing to talk about, announcing a delay in triggering Article 50 and then…going on holiday.
No-one has done any qualitative (in-depth) exploration of what people want from a post-Brexit Britain.
We have, in a series of six workshops with Leavers and Remainers, mixed together.
Over the coming days we will publish the results of these workshops and suggest a plan for Brexit which is informed by them. We are hosting this project and inviting you to join here:
Opportunity in Crisis is an evidence-based, voter-centred movement to co-create Britain after the EU.
Opportunity in Crisis aims to change our society to improve the lives of people in Britain. The method is a revolutionary one. It starts not by setting out a campaign, an ideology or a manifesto. It simply asks people what they envision for a better Britain and what should be done to improve our country.
The aim is to get people together to develop a package of measures which can both shape Britain’s future relationship with the world and address our social problems. Meetings are being held across the country to this end.
The vote to leave the EU has engendered a need to rapidly develop consensus as to the terms of our new relationship with the EU and beyond. There has been no agreement or democratic decision on how we should reshape our relationship with the EU. This project seeks to fill this hole by encouraging deep discussion of what people across the country want for our future.
At the same time as working out how we will relate to Europe, there are urgent questions to be asked about domestic policy. This project is also about asking people what they want to change within our borders.
The aim is to develop from these discussions, a package of measures upon which a campaign for a better Britain can be founded. There are no preconceptions.
The power of discussion and debate is infinite. We don’t know what will emerge. Join us.