Cross-party Northern MEPs unite against Johnson Government


Northern MEPs from across the political parties have united in Brussels against Johnson's catastrophic Government.

MEPs from all political parties in the North of England have signed a Declaration committing themselves to work together and cross-party to defeat Brexit and the catastrophic Johnson Government.

Meeting in Brussels, representatives the Liberal Democrats, Green, Labour, Alliance, Plaid Cymru and Scottish National Party were able to sign 'The Brussels Declaration'.

The document read:

"We, the undersigned UK Members of the European Parliament, representing England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, declare as follows:

"The proroguing, or shutting down the UK Parliament in order to limit scrutiny of the implications of a potential no-deal Brexit is completely unacceptable. Limiting the opportunity for MPs to debate, vote and crucially, to legislate, cannot be the response to a referendum in which Leave campaigned for the UK Parliament to “take back control”.

"In the continuation of the spirit that UK MEPs have worked in since the 2016 Referendum we commit ourselves to continue to work across party lines and declare that it is vital that MPs do likewise.

"We were all elected just four months ago with clear mandates. We are working together. We call upon our European friends and colleagues to assist domestic efforts in keeping the door open to us."

In a joint statement, Jane Brophy MEP and Chris Davies MEP said:

"This Tory Government is chasing a reckless and irresponsible no-deal Brexit – no matter the cost to Northerners.

"Here in Europe, we are working hard on issues that affect the North West and this is a perfect example of politicians in Europe coming together in the national interest.

"We're proud to join forces with Labour, Green, Alliance, Plaid and SNP MEPs to stand united against this catastrophic Johnson Government."


The Declaration was signed by:

Liberal Democrats:
Catherine Bearder MEP
Caroline Voaden MEP
Chris Davies MEP
Phil Bennion MEP
Jane Brophy MEP
Judith Bunting MEP
Dinesh Dhamija MEP
Barbara Ann Gibson MEP
Anthony Hook MEP
Martin Horwood MEP
Shaffaq Mohammed MEP
Lucy Nethsingha MEP
Bill Newton Dunn MEP
Sheila Ritchie MEP
Irina Von Wiese MEP

Green Party:
Molly Scott Cato MEP
Alexandra Phillips MEP
Magid Magid MEP
Scott Ainslie MEP
Ellie Chowns MEP
Gina Dowding MEP
Catherine Rowett MEP
 
Labour Party
Richard Corbett MEP
Seb Dance MEP
Jude Kirton-Darling MEP
Neena Gill MEP
John Howarth MEP
Theresa Griffin MEP
Jackie Jones MEP
Julie Ward MEP
Rory Palmer MEP
Claude Moraes MEP
 
Alliance Party
Naomi Long MEP
 
Plaid Cymru
Jill Evans MEP

Scottish National Party
Alyn Smith MEP
Aileen Mcleod MEP
Christian Allard MEP


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