London, United Kingdom. As many prepare for the snap elections a scant 60 days away, one woman is going after hard brexit advocates, intent on shutting them down for the good of the UK and EU, at least according to her worldview.
The pro-EU radical Gina Miller, behind a successful court challenge over article 50, is planning to launch a tactical voting initiative to support election candidates opposed to hard Brexit and for a continued EU-UK relationship.
In a sign of progressives to put party affiliation aside in June, a crowdfunding page set up immediately after Theresa May called the snap election quickly exceeded initial financial targets on Wednesday.
The group, called Best For Britain, will formally launch next week. It eventually aims to endorse a slate of candidates who back its preference for a “meaningful” vote by MPs at the end of the EU negotiation period and a continued EU-UK relationship.
Those challengers deemed most likely to defeat politicians representing the government’s Brexit strategy will be pushed over less competitive candidates. There will also be specific efforts to mobilize young voters as with other liberal strategies in the USA and EU.
“We want to build the biggest tactical voting effort in UK history to ensure that candidates across the country that promise to do what’s best for Britain in the Brexit process get the extra support they need to win,” said Miller who was unable to articulate just why her program is whats best for the United Kingdom.
Miller, an investment manager whose recent legal challenge forced the government to seek parliamentary approval for invoking article 50, insists the campaign is apolitical in that it could in theory support moderate Tories facing opposition from pro-Brexit Labour MPs.
Her program intends to defeat those pushing for a hard Brexit divorce from the EU and electing candidates to go against UK voters Brexit wishes and try to re-establish a EU-UK continuation.