This movement, of which I am a proud member, released a statement this morning which I generally agree with:
"DiEM25 campaigned vigorously in favour of a radical IN vote.
OUT won because the EU establishment have made it impossible, through
their anti-democratic reign (not to mention the asphyxiation of weaker
countries like Greece), for the people of Britain to imagine a
Our radical IN campaign was thus defeated.
We can proudly look the powers-that-be in Brussels, Berlin,
Frankfurt, Paris etc. in the eye and tell them: “We tried to save the EU
from you. But you have poisoned the EU so badly by silencing the voices
of democrats that, though we tried, we could not convince to people of
Britain to stay.”
We, at DiEM25, are in no mood for being downcast now that Leave won,
against our better efforts. As of today, a new exciting challenge begins
for our pan-European democratic movement.
At DiEM25 we rejected the logic of EU disintegration implicit in the
Leave campaign. But we also rejected the logic of business-as-usual for
the EU peddled by David Cameron, Tony Blair, Wolfgang Schäuble, François
Hollande, Jean-Claude Juncker, Hillary Clinton and all the other
contributors to the loss of EU’s legitimacy, integrity and soul.
DiEM25 regrets that the British people chose to leave in the EU. But
at the same time, DiEM25 welcomes the British people’s determination to
tackle the diminution of democratic sovereignty caused by the gross
de-politicisation of political decisions and the consequent democratic
deficit in the EU.
As of today, DiEM25 will seize upon the OUT vote to promote its
radical agenda of confronting the EU establishment more powerfully than
The EU’s disintegration is now running at full speed. The DiEM25
campaign of building bridges across Europe, bringing democrats together
across borders and political parties, is what Europe needs more than
ever to avoid a slide into a xenophobic, deflationary, 1930s-like abyss.
In this endeavour, British progressives will be at the heart of