A new political party launches in Britain with the ambition to change the foreign policy course taken by London after the 2016 referendum. Inspired by the En Marche movement of French President Emmanuel Macron, the party will try to accumulate influence in key areas with high support for EU membership.

Only 13 months before Britain’s departure, Brexit’s opponents are looking for ways to stop what they call “the country’s biggest mistake since World War II”.

The Renew Party says it will try to maintain the Brexit debate, because according to them the main political parties have lost contact with voters who feel abandoned by the political elite.

“We intend to be tough on Brexit and tough on the causes of Brexit,” said James Torrance, the party’s head of strategy.

Of the referendum in 2016. 51.9 per cent of the British, 17.4 million people voted for an exit from the EU, while 48.1 per cent or 16.1 million people asked to preserve the EU membership. However, the referendum is not legally binding. The British Parliament must adopt a law to drive the EU’s exit process, but because of this lack of legal bound, it is possible not to comply with the results of the public consultation.

Immediately after the results, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that Scotland would try to prevent Britain from coming out of the EU. On the side of the Union, the European Council must conclude an agreement with the United Kingdom, which later has to be approved by the European Parliament. Until the time of exit from the community, Great Britain remains a full member and must comply with all the obligations regarding its EU membership.

Prime Minister Theresa May, whose government and party are divided for Brexit, has only eight months to reach an agreement with the EU, but she insists that Britain will leave the Union on 29 March 2019.