“We are going to vote for Europe to change Europe. We are tired of the companies that abuse their global status to avoid their tax responsibilities or to play one nation’s workers or governments off against others. We want international rules to clamp down on climate change and we demand a rebalancing of wealth, income and opportunity across the whole of Europe through new solidarity funds that move as people move. We know we must stay in Europe if we are ever to get a financial transaction tax; if we are to develop a progressive alternative to TTIP that levels social and environmental protections up, not down; and if we are to build the public platforms for renewable energy, and even new media platforms, that that are publically owned and accountable. This is not Cameron’s Europe. This is a Europe inspired by the social and democratic values of the Labour Party. This is a unique moment in which the fate of Britain and Europe will be sealed, in part by voters across Lancaster and Morecambe. The choice is not exit or surrender but how we transform Europe. Working with social democrats across the continent, victory on June 23, if we achieve it, if just the starting point for the Europe we want. If the EU didn’t exist we would build it now – different and better yes – but we would still build it.”
Signed: Cat Smith, County Councillor Nikki Penney, City Councillors Lucy Atkinson, Carla Brayshaw, Sheila Denwood, Janet Hall, Colin Hartley, Ronnie Kershaw, James Leyshon, Karen Leytham, Matt Mann, Margaret Pattison, Robert Redfern, Ron Sands, David Smith, Andrew Warriner, David Whitaker, Anne Whitehead,Town Councillor Joshua Brandwood.