Progressive voices must speak up in EU debate

Ross Greer, Europe spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP for West of Scotland, today urged progressive voices to speak up in the EU referendum debate to counter the comments of Tories such as David Cameron and Boris Johnson.

Mr Greer said:

“The referendum cannot be a contest of two different kinds of right-wing, conservative politics. Peace has been an underappreciated success of Europe but we cannot lose sight of the fact that the Tories, whether under David Cameron or Boris Johnson, are in favour of more military muscle and arms deals with oppressive regimes. The Green case for Scotland and the rest of the UK remaining in the EU is one which furthers efforts to bring about peaceful solutions to the world’s conflicts. A reformed EU can be a greater force for good in the world.

“Greens have led the way on saying Europe must do more to deal with the international refugee crisis in a humane way, rather than the appalling indifference we have seen from the Prime Minister. Progressive voices must speak up in this debate, for a reformed, social Europe we can all be proud of.”