Summary of recommendations:
SILICON BREXIT: PROTECTING BRITAIN’S DATA
Maintaining a high standard of data protection law throughout negotiations - keeping control over the data we produce, with the respect for privacy and anonymity that entails, is key to remaining an active and responsible member of the international digital debate.
Establish a separate digital department in government – this is an area of enough importance to warrant a body which can learn from and work with industry organisations to produce forward-thinking and detailed policy.
To take the lead in Europe to create a digital single market - the Labour Party still has a significant number of talented MEPs in strong positions within the EU, rather than assuming that they possess lame-duck status and leaving our fate to a struggling Conservative negotiating team, why not use the talent and resources we have to drive forward a better settlement with Europe.
Sam Greenwood, Young Fabians Member
WHERE’D EVERYBODY GO? WHY BREXIT HAS LED TO AN EXODUS OF EU ARTISTS AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR ARTS EDUCATION IN THE UK
Recommit to the promise to give every child the chance to learn a musical instrument.
Commit to ensuring that all schools offer extracurricular arts performances in order to give state educated students the same chances as those in the private sector.
The Labour Party should encourage collaboration between UK and EU artists by campaigning for reciprocal visa agreements in order to make working and exhibiting abroad a smooth process.
The hope is that with a Labour government, policies such as this could help tackle the hole in the industry left by the exodus of EU talent.
Tess Reidy, Young Fabians Member
THE PRICE OF GAY RIGHTS: POST-BREXIT TRADE DEALS AND RENEGOTIATING DOMESTIC ANTI-LGBT LEGISLATION
Prioritise improving workers’ rights when carrying out trade deals in countries which currently do not have protections for LGBT people in the workplace.
Get local support to change attitudes as well as laws.
Engage with trade unions in countries before negotiations start and throughout to garner local support for increased LGBT rights, especially if the trade negotiations also call for increased employment rights around elements such as hours, conditions and pay.
Mercedes Broadbent, Young Fabians Member
IMMIGRATION AND INTEGRATION IN A POST-BREXIT BRITAIN
Compulsory registration of EU migrants after three months - this would help local authorities understand better their levels of immigration and what pressure this would be adding to their local services.
A new and improved Regional Immigration Fund - after registering with a local authority EU migrants should be encouraged to integrate through supportive programs. Mentoring schemes for new migrants, access to cross-community schemes, services to support access to the job market and improving skills such as CV writing and IT skills.
A Holistic Approach - the approach to immigration policy post-Brexit must be about regaining public trust on the issue. That means being honest and moving away from catch-all migration targets that are impractical and self-defeating. The target of reducing immigration to tens of thousands should be dropped.
Leo Gibbons-Plowright, Young Fabians Member
With special thanks to Rosena Allin-Khan MP for contributing to the foreword and to Georgina Wright, Chatham House, for editing and contributing to the foreword.
Curator and editor: Ellie Groves, Chair, National Executive Committee Young Fabians.