Thursday, 6 February 2014

Lib Dems "running scared" of Greens - Euro Elections 2014

 The Green Party has today refuted Nick Clegg's absurd and wilfully-misleading assertion (made in his latest Broadcast) that the Lib Dems are the only party fighting to keep Britain in Europe. Green Party leader Natalie Bennett said that Nick Clegg's comments were "deliberately untrue" and that in any case only the Green Party stood for "Three Yeses - yes to a referendum, yes to major EU reform and yes to staying in a reformed Europe".

 Dr. Rupert Read, lead Green Party MEP candidate in the East of England in the European elections, who recently published a critique of the LibDems' highly-dubious campaigning tactics ( http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/rupert-read/why-do-lib-dems-care-so-much-about-lord-rennard ), said: "As someone who was once in the LibDems myself, I know all too well how the LibDems operate. This latest ridiculous claim by Clegg is unfortunately par for the course. No wonder they earn the epithet among political activists from other parties of 'FibDems'."

Green MEP Keith Taylor, said: "With polls suggesting that the Lib Dems could be entirely wiped out at the European elections it's no wonder that they are appealing to their core with this pro-EU stance. They are right to support Britain's membership of the EU, but the fact that they don't support a referendum to let people choose shows that the word 'Democrat' in their name is all but meaningless. 

"Greens believe that the UK should remain part of a radically reformed European. We believe that it's better to work together with other countries, but we want to see an EU that puts people and the environment at it's core, not profit. 

 "It's time that people had their say on our membership of the EU, and Greens will be doing all we can to ensure that Britain remains part of a more democratic European Union that protects our shared environment and rights of workers across the continent."

 Leading Green MEP Candidate for the South-West , Molly Scott-Cato, said:

'I would have thought that Nick Clegg's priority would be to rebuild trust with the electorate but the latest Liberal Democrat broadcast, with its claim that they are the 'party of in', can only be designed to confuse voters. The Green Party has been consistently pro-Europe and this attempt to sideline us suggests strongly that Liberal Democrats are running scared and that on the ground their voters are deserting them to come to a party that offers so much more in terms of integrity and policies for the common good, as well as its wholehearted support for remaining part of the European Union.'


 

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 The Green Party has today refuted Nick Clegg's absurd and wilfully-misleading assertion (made in his latest Broadcast) that the Lib Dems are the only party fighting to keep Britain in Europe. Green Party leader Natalie Bennett said that Nick Clegg's comments were "deliberately untrue" and that in any case only the Green Party stood for "Three Yeses - yes to a referendum, yes to major EU reform and yes to staying in a reformed Europe".

 Dr. Rupert Read, lead Green Party MEP candidate in the East of England in the European elections, who recently published a critique of the LibDems' highly-dubious campaigning tactics ( http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/rupert-read/why-do-lib-dems-care-so-much-about-lord-rennard ), said: "As someone who was once in the LibDems myself, I know all too well how the LibDems operate. This latest ridiculous claim by Clegg is unfortunately par for the course. No wonder they earn the epithet among political activists from other parties of 'FibDems'."

Green MEP Keith Taylor, said: "With polls suggesting that the Lib Dems could be entirely wiped out at the European elections it's no wonder that they are appealing to their core with this pro-EU stance. They are right to support Britain's membership of the EU, but the fact that they don't support a referendum to let people choose shows that the word 'Democrat' in their name is all but meaningless. 

"Greens believe that the UK should remain part of a radically reformed European. We believe that it's better to work together with other countries, but we want to see an EU that puts people and the environment at it's core, not profit. 

 "It's time that people had their say on our membership of the EU, and Greens will be doing all we can to ensure that Britain remains part of a more democratic European Union that protects our shared environment and rights of workers across the continent."

 Leading Green MEP Candidate for the South-West , Molly Scott-Cato, said:

'I would have thought that Nick Clegg's priority would be to rebuild trust with the electorate but the latest Liberal Democrat broadcast, with its claim that they are the 'party of in', can only be designed to confuse voters. The Green Party has been consistently pro-Europe and this attempt to sideline us suggests strongly that Liberal Democrats are running scared and that on the ground their voters are deserting them to come to a party that offers so much more in terms of integrity and policies for the common good, as well as its wholehearted support for remaining part of the European Union.'


 
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