Shadow chancellor John McDonnell backs Another Europe Is Possible
Calls for ‘Europe of solidarity, workers’ rights and environmental justice’ ahead of tonight’s Question Time appearance3rd March 2016
John McDonnell, Labour’s shadow chancellor, has today added his support to Another Europe is Possible.
Ahead of his appearance on BBC Question Time tonight, McDonnell calls for “a Europe of solidarity, workers’ rights, and environmental justice”.
Echoing the distinctive message of Another Europe Is Possible, ‘to stay in Europe to change Europe’, McDonnell emphasised the role Europe-wide cooperation could play in clamping down on corporate tax avoidance.
John McDonnell said:
“George Osborne offers mate’s rates for tax from Google then David Cameron goes to Europe to demand special protections for the City of London.
“The Tories want a Europe of austerity, inequality and runaway corporate power. I want a Europe of solidarity, workers’ rights, and environmental justice. Let’s have a Europe-wide clampdown on corporate tax dodgers and use the money to end austerity, provide quality jobs and build a more equal society.
“That’s what the Another Europe Is Possible campaign is calling for – a real social Europe – and I’m proud to give it my support.”
He joins a list of prominent supporters including Owen Jones, fellow shadow cabinet members Cat Smith and Clive Lewis, Green MP Caroline Lucas and a range of grassroots campaigners.
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