BUILDING A BETTER DEMOCRACY
Who we are
The Democracy Movement (DM) is an independent pressure group to defend and promote liberal democracy, in Britain and across Europe.
We are a multi-faceted campaign, working with our allies in parliament, publishing research, promoting our case in the
media and campaigning with our supporters on the streets.
We work locally and nationally, building unique and unprecedented campaigns and highlighting democratic failings, to win support for our ideas and direct widespread public pressure onto political decision-makers to secure change.
The DM works to promote meaningful public influence and collective control over how we are governed. To us, that means strong public engagement in the functioning of more open and responsive UK political institutions.
UK membership of the EU was by far the biggest barrier to achieving these goals - but not the only one.
That's why our campaigns to halt and reverse political powers being passed from elected UK decision-makers to the undemocratic institutions of the European Union were a necessary first step towards our aims.
Since 1998, our campaigns have played leading roles in protecting and improving our democracy, by keeping Britain out of the chaotic euro currency, blocking an EU Constitution, securing an in-out EU referendum, and winning the vote for the UK to leave the EU.
Today, still working towards a better democracy, our mission is to:
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Beyond hotly debated views on the economic impact of Brexit, the EU referendum delivered big gains for those seeking stronger democratic control over law-making and a greater say in how we are governed.
Our new Brexit = Democracy campaign sets out how the European Union governs its members, but isn't accountable to voters in any meaningful way - and why, by far, the biggest benefit of Brexit is democracy.
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