On 23rd February 2016 Rosie Cooper
MP told Tom Duffy of the Visiter that the country’s economic future is best secured within the European Union. A referendum on June 23 will decide if Britain stays within the EU, or leaves. Prime Minister David Cameron believes he has the necessary changes to Britain’s membership of the EU, and that the country should stay within the member zone.
The issue of Britain’s membership came to a head on Sunday evening, when Boris Johnson announced that he would campaign for the UK to leave the EU. Mr Cameron believes that Britain should remain within the group. The two Conservatives now look set to head up the rival groups ahead of this summer’s referendum.
Ms Cooper told the Visiter “In October 2011 I voted on a motion in the House of Commons calling for a debate on Britain’s relationship with European Union. I am a pro-European and believe that our economic future lies with Europe. Ahead of the referendum we need to consider the security of jobs, growth and investment along with the protection of workers and consumer rights.
“For some time it has been evident there is significant disillusionment amongst people and the British people wanted an opportunity to have their say. It was for this reason that I voted in support of a referendum.
“Sadly, since that vote in 2011 the whole EU issue has been more about the bad old days of Conservative infighting and internal splits. Even now in 2016 the deal negotiated by David Cameron appears more focused on appeasing backbench Conservative MPs than about addressing the concerns of the British people.
“With the negotiations finished there will now be a referendum and it is time for the people of West Lancashire and across the UK to decide Britain’s future relationship with the European Union”.
New 2019 Labour Party manifesto
“Labour will give the people the final say on Brexit. Within three months of coming to power, a Labour government will secure a sensible deal. And within six months, we will put that deal to a public vote alongside the option to remain. A Labour government will implement whatever the people decide.
Labour’s broad priorities for their re-negotiated Brexit deal are as follows: “A permanent and comprehensive UK-wide customs union, which is vital to protect our manufacturing industry and allows the UK to benefit from joint UK-EU trade deals, and is backed by businesses and trade unions. Close alignment with the Single Market – ensuring we have a strong future economic relationship with the EU that can support UK businesses”.
“The second referendum “will not be a re-run of 2016. It will be legally binding. Labour will implement the decision of the British people immediately”.
No thanks Rosie!