Shoppers were given leaflets in support of Kat Boettge’s campaign to be elected to the European Parliament in May. With elections to the European Parliament being held under a fair voting system of proportional representation local Greens are hopeful that Kat will become the first ever Green MEP for the East Midlands Region.
Local organiser Peter Allen said: “The debate about Europe has so far been dominated by UKIP, a party which is attracting support in a climate of general hostility to the establishment political parties and politicians, by pushing a message of fear – fear of immigrants in particular. Their argument is that the UK has to shut its doors to foreigners and foreign influence, and that its future lies in ‘ going it alone’. In doing so, it deliberately fails to recognise the positive impact that immigration has had on our history and culture. It also fails to identify the main reason for the cause of the broken economy and divided society which many of us experience in our daily lives. They have no answer to the gross irresponsibility and naked greed of the tiny minority of rich individuals and large corporations, who own most of the wealth and have most of the power in the UK and across Europe”
In contrast to the UKIP message of fear, and to the failed and discredited policies of the “grey parties” (Conservative, Lib Dem and Labour), the Green Party offers a message of hope for the future, campaigning for a reformed European Community, a greener and more sustainable economy and a fairer, more equal society.
If you can help the campaign in any way please get in touch with Peter Allen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Polling day for the European Election will be on 22nd May.