Green Party Launches Campaign to Stay in the EU

14 March 2016

Green Party launches campaign to stay in EU

Many conversations across South Devon over the coming months will be about the UK’s place in Europe. In time for the official launch of the Green Party’s IN campaign we outline the key benefits of a remain vote.

The EU decision making process in Brussels can, at times, feel remote, but the benefits of those decisions are seen and felt here in the UK.


This is how the Green Party sees how the UK’s inclusion in the EU impacts its key policy areas:

  • The Environment - Eighty percent of our environmental legislation comes from the EU. We have cleaner beaches, healthier air and better protection for rare species
  • Social justice and workers rights - The same goes for the many social and workplace laws we can take for granted. Things like health and safety protection at work, entitlement to paid holidays and equal treatment for part-time workers - the EU guarantees those rights to everyone across the continent
  • Immigration - The EU also gives Britons and our fellow Europeans, the ability to live and work in other countries. As Greens, we celebrate freedom of movement for all the benefits it brings to the UK but also for the opportunity it gives future generations to benefit from working and living in other EU countries
  • Human rights - The EU safeguards our human and environmental rights; no matter how much the current or a future Tory government protests. If we vote to leave, rights we often take for granted could be demolished.

Focus on a more democratic EU

With a vote to remain in, we can put the European question to bed and begin working on delivering reforms from within to make Europe work much more democratically in the interests of people and communities.