As we took to the streets to stand up against a Brexit plan that would leave us poorer and with less control than our current European Union deal, those with the least to lose from this national humiliation were sitting down to save their party, rather than their country. It speaks to the fundamental truth of the Brexit saga from the very beginning: Brexit was always an ideological fantasy fostered by Britain’s elite.


Lara Spirit is co-president of Our Future Our Choice, a group of young people campaigning for a second referendum on Brexit.

Lara Spirit, activist