29 June 2016
Molly has responded with dismay to the announcement that Oliver Letwin, MP for West Dorset in her SW constituency, has been appointed to head up a special “Brexit Unit” to work on the details of the UK leaving the EU. A controversial choice to say the least which shows our worst fears of what might happen post Brexit being borne out.
“Rather than choosing a unifying figure who can help a divided nation heal after a bitterly divisive campaign, the Tories select yet another Etonian; a man who comes with a history of prejudice and who played a key role in pushing the deeply divisive poll tax in the 1980’s. His free market views on the NHS and disregard for climate change, the biggest environmental challenge we face, fills me with foreboding for what a post-Brexit England will look like.
“Given the vital role that the EU has played in protecting civil and employment rights and environmental protection, Greens believe it is essential that there is political leadership from across the political spectrum during the post-Brexit negotiations. Only in this was can we avoid the risk that the Tories will engage in a destructive and divisive race to the bottom.”