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A six point plan from #CarolineLucas and #TheGreenParty

planet-earthA week ago we woke up in a different Britain. For those of us who believe Britain’s future lies in our EU membership, and for everyone who believes in a multicultural society, the last week has been deeply alarming.

Not only are we now on course for serious economic turmoil, but our politics is broken too. The Conservative party has repeatedly failed us. Leaving our country divided and many people struggling to get by. This is partly through incompetence, but mainly through a determined attack on the majority of working people in this country. And the wealth created in our country is dependent on the working people.

Labour is imploding, with a revolt by a majority of Labour MPs. Their aim is to cripple the leadership. They are not concerned that this leaves their party unable to hold the Government to account while they engage in a civil war.

It will be a long time before the dust settles. In the coming months it falls upon the Green Party, to put forward a positive vision of what a post-referendum Britain could look like.

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Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas has produced a six point plan to bring some order into the chaos surrounding everyone. It’s only a start, and in the coming weeks and months there will be discussion and debate about the best way forward. The six point plan is as follows:

  1. demand a General election in the Autumn so people can choose the Government they want to represent them in the negotiations to come. : the current Government has no mandate for negotiations.

 

  1. demand a Parliamentary vote on any ‘terms of exit’ BEFORE invoking Article 50. This stops a small cabal at the top of Government having total control over this country’s future place in the world.

 

  1. demand the protection of free movement within the EU, strong environmental protections, workers rights and the Single Market.  Work with a range of environment NGOs, and other experts, to identify ways to best protect vital Green legislation

 

  1. demand a second referendum on the terms of a final deal. Britain decided to leave the EU, but nobody knew what kind of Brexit was on the ballot paper. It’s only right that we’re all given a say.

 

  1. demand  an emergency law which guarantees the rights of non-British nationals already living here in Britain. No one who has come here to make a life for themselves should feel threatened by Brexit.

 

  1. demand the protection of young people’s future. 75% of young people voted to remain. It’s only right that the Government should now guarantee continued funding for Erasmus, student exchanges and EU funded schemes targeted at young people.

 

This six point plan is only the beginning. In the coming weeks The Green Party will be redoubling its campaigning on the issues close to our hearts. That means that The Green Party will be standing up to racism and xenophobia wherever it occurs. The Green Party have a proud history of fighting bigotry and our elected politicians across the country will be focusing on this over the coming days.

WP_20160416_011When others are divided The Green Party will unite to oppose Trident renewal. The Green Party will hold Ministers to account as the Chilcot Inquiry is published and bring legislation to Parliament which will distribute the benefits of migration to all communities in Britain.

The Green Party are ambitious for the next few months. In a time of crisis The Green Party will stand up for people, and for our environment. New members are joining the party at a rate of almost one per minute.

Chilcot is comingHelp share The Green Party message on facebook and twitter . Encourage others to join the fight. The Green Party is a party of its members, for its members and for the benefit of our country.

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