Labour In for Britain

Labour in for Britain
Founders Alan Johnson
Purpose To campaign for EU membership in the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016
Region served
United Kingdom

Labour in for Britain was a pro-European Union campaign group, set up by Labour MP and former Home Secretary, Alan Johnson with the support of the Labour Party head office. It runs separately to the cross-party in campaign, Britain Stronger in Europe.[1]

Alan Johnson, has said that events such as the November 2015 Paris attacks show that there is greater need for European integration and greater co-operation amongst the peoples of Europe. He has argued that Britain's security both economically and militarily relies on continued membership of the European Union, claiming that "There is nothing patriotic about condemning this country to isolation."[1]

The Labour Party has been broadly pro-European Union in recent years,[2] although some sources suggest that the Labour Party membership is more Eurosceptic than the party leadership.[3]

See also


  1. 1 2 "Alan Johnson launches Labour's 'keep UK in the EU' campaign" BBC News Online 1 December 2015.
  2. "Labour's new pro-Europeanism". The Economist. 2 July 2013. ISSN 0013-0613. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  3. Gower, Jackie; Thomson, Ian, The European Union handbook, p. 80

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