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Rights threatened if not part of the union

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

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Lead Green candidate for the South West Molly Scott Cato:

"As Greens we value the way that European laws underpin the high quality of life we take for granted.

"Greens in the European Parliament have made sure that our environments are protected and that we have clean air and water here in the South West.

"And the rights we have at work, to paid holiday or not being made to work longer hours than we choose, could be threatened if they weren't upheld by the European Union.

"But we share people's concern that corporations have too much power in Europe and that many European politicians aren't working in the interests of the citizens of the EU.

"Greens in Europe are campaigning to increase democracy, defend our rights to privacy, and end the waste of public money.

"And we want to stop big companies from lobbying politicians and paying for influence.

"Overall, we think that the EU is a positive influence and makes a difference to people in the South West every day in ways we often don't recognise.

"It has kept the peace and improved the quality of our lives. But we need to crack down on power that is exercised without responsibility and make Europe work for the common good."

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