Brighton MP Caroline Lucas, alongside national Green leaders, has spearheaded the campaign launch today of the Greener In the EU campaign. At the same time Keith Taylor MEP has been talking about a survey of environmental experts which finds that staying in is vital to a healthy UK environment.
Green politicians spelt out how they are going to fight tooth and nail for Britain to remain in the EU over the coming months. Greens for a Better Europe has the overwhelming support from the Party’s membership, who backed campaigning to stay in the EU by an ‘almost unanimous’ conference vote last Autumn.
Lucas and leader Natalie Bennett are urging members and supporters to get active in the referendum campaign as leaving threatens so much of what progressives hold dear.
Caroline Lucas, the chief spokesperson for the Greens for a Better Europe campaign, said:
“Every single vote is equal in this referendum – and it’s crucial that this conversation is taken out from behind closed doors and into our communities. We know working with our neighbours on the challenges we face is better than going it alone. For the sake of protecting our environment, safeguarding our hard won rights at work and meeting head on the international challenges of the twenty first century I believe that Britain’s future is in the EU.”
Natalie Bennett said:
“We know how close the polls are at this stage of the campaign, so Greens cannot afford to sit back and watch the UK sleepwalk out of the European Union. That’s why we are putting forward our case for staying in the EU and our vision for making it better. Every vote to remain In on 23 June matters, but with the polls as close as they are, it could very well be Green votes that ensures the UK stays in the European Union.”
You can read about the survey of environmental experts here. Keith Taylor said:
"What this survey reinforces is the recognition that a UK outside the EU would have disastrous consequences for our natural environment and the protection of British wildlife."