Greens: Bristol deserves better than Labour’s ‘Brexit surrender’
Molly Scott Cato, the Green Party’s Brexit Spokesperson and MEP for Bristol, slammed Labour’s ‘Brexit surrender’ as the Party confirmed it sees the issue as ‘settled’ .
Molly, who is also standing as the Green parliamentary candidate for the formerly Labour-held constituency of Bristol West where 80% of people voted Remain in the EU referendum, said:
“Labour has made it clear, time and time again, that not only are they prepared to hand the Tories a blank cheque for a hard Brexit. They’re also offering to give them a lift to the bank to help them cash it in. Labour have surrendered on Brexit with barely a whimper.”
“People in Bristol West, 80% of who voted to Remain in the European Union, deserve so much better than a weak and divided Labour Party that’s position on one of the most defining political issues of a generation flits between confusion, chaos and capitulation.”
“Brexit is not inevitable. The triggering of Article 50 is not irreversible. And I still believe we are better off as members of the EU. The referendum should be the start, not the end, of the democratic process. That’s why Greens will give people the right to have a say on the final Brexit deal in a ratification referendum – with the option to remain in the EU if they so choose.”
“In Bristol West, it’s a straight choice between Labour and the Greens. The Tories can’t win here. And, from talking to people on the doorstep, I know voters want a real opposition to this Government’s damaging, counterproductive and downright dangerous agenda, and it’s sadly not coming from a weak and divided Labour Party – it’s coming from the Green Party.”
“As a groundbreaking city on so many levels, Bristol is seeking a different kind of politics. With the Green Party, this is possible. It is time. By voting for the Greens at the next general election, Bristol could make history.”