In June 2016, Britain voted 51.9% to 48.1% to leave the European Union. I vehemently believe that Brexit is taking Britain in a dangerous direction. Brexit leaves Britain naked - and I am not afraid to demonstrate that fact. Brexit leaves Britain exposed at a time when we face significant global challenges - challenges that cannot be addressed by a single country acting alone. Now is not the time for Britain to go it alone, particularly in a world that is on the edge of deglobalisation. Not only is Brexit bad for Britain's economy (for trade, skills, investment, science and government finances), it sacrifices the very thing that is at the root of a free and open society: individual freedom.
During the referendum campaign, attention focussed on Britain taking back control - on freedom for the nation state. Individual freedom was sacrificed on the altar of nationalism. Through freedom of movement, and by countries acting together to keep a check on one another, the European Union helps to support the freedom of individuals - their freedom to make the most of their lives no matter where they are born. Not only are the freedoms of Europeans sacrificed - particularly those of the 3 million people who have been actively contributing to life in Britain - so too are the future freedoms of everyone else.
European history teaches us that we cannot rely on the individual nation state to uphold the freedom of its citizens; by working together, the countries of the European Union provide a defence against governments that overstep the mark. It is my desire for every person to be able to live a free life that explains both my commitment to feminism and my opposition to Brexit.
Listen to me talking about the three different reasons why Britain voted Brexit here.
Victoria is pictured on the right protesting naked at the University of Cambridge in June 2016