Vernon Coaker MP

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My letter in today's Nottingham Post

Plenty of people have asked me recently how I intend to vote in the European Referendum. I want to be completely clear that I will be voting to REMAIN. My colleagues in the Labour Party and I will be campaigning hard for the UK to stay in Europe.

 

I believe in standing up for working people whose jobs depend on trade with Europe and I believe in standing up for the rights of everyone to be treated fairly at work, for the rights at work that are guaranteed by our membership of the EU.

I do not think the Leave Campaign have an effective answer to the threat to jobs, businesses and people’s standards of living. Indeed, the answer seems to be “don’t worry, it’ll be alright on the night” and that’s not good enough.

 

In the end, there is not one major issue facing us in the 21st century that will be solved by countries acting alone. As members of the European Union we are a proud, independent nation, standing alongside other member states because we achieve more together than we do alone.  We need to collectively challenge issues such as climate change, migration, global instability and the environment.  Working together on international and global issues offers a better future for all of us and is particularly important for our young people.

 

Vernon Coaker

MP for Gedling

House of Commons

London

SW1A 0AA

Letter in Nottingham Post

My letter in today's Nottingham Post

Fantastic celebrations were held on Friday at the Carlton Central Junior School

to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.  I was delighted to join in, along with children, staff and parents, in the wonderful event which included a band and lots of singing.  The rain didn't dampen spirits and there was lots of birthday cake for all.  It was disappointing that the infants couldn't come along to join in, because of the weather, but they still got cake.  

Carlton Central Juniors

Fantastic celebrations were held on Friday at the Carlton Central Junior School

On June 23rd Britain will make an extremely important decision - whether to Remain or Leave the European Union

 

The Tory divisions are overshadowing the real debate. The Labour Party overwhelmingly believes that we are better off remaining in the European Union.

 

Britain’s leadership in the European Union has helped our economy, strengthened our security and enhanced our influence in the world.

 

If Britain left the European Union it would hurt our economy and threaten the workers’ rights that the trade union movement and Labour have fought for. Those rights include maternity and paternity rights, equal pay, protections for agency workers and paid leave. A win for Brexit would mean these rights would be left at the mercy of the Tory Government - people like Michael Gove and Iain Duncan Smith, who dismiss our hard-won rights as nothing more than red tape. We can’t trust the Tories to be in charge of negotiating Britain’s exit – we can not rely on them to protect the rights of millions of people.

 

Labour will work with our allies in Europe to further strengthen workers’ rights and prevent wages being undercut. 

 

As Labour MPs together we have expended countless hours campaigning for a better Britain, for a more hopeful future for all. We are united in campaigning for Britain to Remain in the European Union. On June 23rd please vote with us to Remain

Vote Remain on 23rd June

On June 23rd Britain will make an extremely important decision - whether to Remain or Leave the European Union   The Tory divisions are overshadowing the real debate. The Labour Party overwhelmingly...


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