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Mayoral Manifesto 2016 - EU

Bristol is a great city and it can be so much better!

The Green Mayor and Bristol’s Green Party Council candidates wish to see Bristol continue as the leading Green city in the UK with a clear vision of a more sustainable, better future. Our particular focus in 2016 is on Clean and Affordable Energy, A Decent Home for Everyone, 21st Century Education and Skills and Sustainable Transport and Clean Air.

Tony Dyer - Green Party candidate for mayor

 

The Green Party wants Britain to remain a part of the EU because we believe that we flourish when we work together on the shared problems we face. The EU is vital in safeguarding our environment. It’s only by working with our European neighbours that we can tackle climate change.

In a globalised world where capital crosses borders freely we need international rules to control big business and finance, and to ensure that people’s rights are protected.

The European Union has helped end the scourge of war between the nations of this continent - it’s now time to build on that lasting peace and work for international justice and human rights

But we also need cross-border working for many other reasons, from protecting animals and some of our most threatened birds, to shutting down our dirtiest power stations and forcing our Government to act on air pollution.

We know that the EU isn't perfect, just like Westminster. We want it to be more democratic, and accountable to the citizens of Europe. A new EU is possible: where corporate influence is challenged, power is held locally wherever possible, and citizens have a real say. We want to build that EU, but we can only do that by staying part of it, not as bystanders.

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