29 June 2016
Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, urges for a revitalisation of democracy at home, together with the continued effort of cooperation with progressive forces across the continent.
Speaking in Left Foot Forward on Brexit, Molly explained the root cause of the decision by voters to leave the EU.
“Tory Brexiteers managed to exploit the hostility felt towards politicians – something they themselves have engendered – and presented voting Leave as an act of rebellion.
“I think it may have been the novelty of their vote counting that confused the ‘Regrexiteers’; they regarded their little cross as a gesture and then were horrified when they discovered that they had changed history.
“People on the right and the left voted for Brexit and it implies nothing in terms of domestic politics.
“In the context of multi-party politics it is no longer democratically acceptable to have a choice between two parties who will exercise sole power… First past the post is holding our country back. We must demand a fair electoral system.
“In parallel with revitalising our democracy at home we must continue to work with progressive forces across our continent to maintain stability, democracy and peace across Europe.”