former MP Tessa Munt campaigns for UK to stay in EU
former MP Tessa Munt has this week called for a united front on
the EU by urging local political leaders to join her in campaigning
to keep Britain at the heart of the European Union.
former Lib Dem MP said this week: "This monumental decision
will affect the economy, security and environment in Britain,
the rest of Europe and beyond, for decades. Leaving the European
Union would put us at risk and be a massive mistake."
added: "The Prime Minister has failed to ask the right questions
in his negotiations with other heads of Government, so reform
wont go far enough. Why
didnt he insist on ending the monthly farce of moving the
Parliament between Strasbourg and Brussels, which costs time and
really not clear whether we are 'special' or not, or what those
who come here and work their socks off are able to claim in work
for the time being this is a mere sideshow. In the short time
between now and the Referendum on 23rd June, smack bang in the
middle of the Glastonbury Festival, there is so much more than
one mans legacy and reputation at stake."
Munt went on to add: "Im calling for our new 'fence-sitter'
MP, as he describes himself, and representatives of the local
Labour and Green Parties to ask themselves the following questions:
Is it best for Somerset, Britain and indeed Europe to have us
within the biggest, most important economy on earth, or not?"
is it better in times of danger and insecurity to be with our
friends, neighbours and allies, or not? When we are faced with
huge global emergencies like climate change, pandemic disease
and the refugee crisis, are we better able to deal with those
together, or on our own?"
closer to home, do they honestly believe George Osborne will plug
the gap when our farmers, wildlife and tourism lose all European
subsidies, members of our workforce are forced to return home
and businesses shut up shop and head for the continent? The
fact is, Britain is better in Europe, and Europe is better with
Britain in it."