2024 Election Statement

The result of the 2024 general election has profoundly changed the UK’s political landscape. For supporters of European integration in all four nations it must be a relief to see the Conservative party – the key instrument in Brexit – so roundly defeated.

Labour has won an enormous victory. We congratulate the party and wish it well in government. It is in all our interests that Labour succeeds. The party inherits historically weak public finances, a limping economy, hollowed out public services and dangerously threatening geopolitical clouds. At home, Labour faces a Commons with Nigel Farage constantly sniping on every front, sowing division and discontent at every opportunity. A successful Labour government is in the interests of our cause.

At EMiS (European Movement in Scotland) we have been working on a post-general election campaign plan. We will share that with members shortly.