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IPPR: Five actions the Government must take now to deal with this crisis

IPPR yesterday proposed five actions the government should take now in response to the Leave vote. This includes demands to set up a new Commission for Economic Justice that will bring together business leaders, trade unions and the wider public to chart a path towards reform of the UK’s economy and society.

The announcement comes as IPPR and IPPR Scotland launch a UK-wide lecture series that will explore the future of Britain's relationship with Europe, beginning with former Prime Minister and Chancellor Gordon Brown, who will be making a speech later this morning on ‘The future of Britain in Europe.’

IPPR Director Tom Kibasi said:

“Our country is crying out for leadership and all it hears is a deafening silence from Westminster. We must demand that our politicians rise to meet the measure of the moment. That is why IPPR is announcing five actions we believe the Government should take to respond to the current political and economic crisis.”

Contact:

For further information please contact Sarah Horner via s.horner@ippr.org/ 07584 604 607 or Lester Holloway via l.holloway@ippr.org / 07585 772 633

Notes to Editors:

IPPR has come forward with five actions it believes the UK Government should take now, following the EU Leave vote. The actions IPPR propose are:

  1. Emergency legislation should be introduced granting all European Union citizens already legally resident in the United Kingdom an Indefinite Leave to Remain.

  2. A General Election should be called for the autumn to ensure that the government negotiating with the EU is seen to have a legitimate mandate.

  3. A new UK Government should lead the negotiations with the European Union, and should support the Scottish Government to be involved in the negotiations.

  4. A Bill should be introduced to create a new British investment bank.

  5. Legislation should be passed that guarantees all existing rights for workers that originate from the EU.

IPPR is also calling for Westminster to cancel summer recess in order to meet the challenges the UK faces following the vote to Leave last week.

IPPR's series will bring together significant figures from across the political spectrum and across the UK including Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and SNP viewpoints. Other speakers will be announced in due course.

Tom Kibasi's speech can be found here:http://www.ippr.org/files/events/files/events-speech-kibasi-160629.pdf?noredirect=1

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