Molly Scott Cato MEP, is the Green MEP for the South West. She has circulated a paper outlining the Green Party’s response to Brexit. It can be found at the following link:
Brexit: moving away from globalisation towards self-reliance (extract)
Although it regrets our leaving the EU and wishes we wouldn’t, this report, written by Victor Anderson and Rupert Read, is as an alternative approach assuming we are outside the EU.
Its Executive Summary states: “This report puts on to the political agenda an option for Brexit which goes with the grain of widespread worries about globalisation, and argues for greater local, regional, and national self-sufficiency, reducing international trade and boosting import substitution”.
Hines continues: “As I am aware it is the first time a report from a politician isn’t clamouring to retain membership of the open border Single Market”
It details the need for an environmentally sustainable future involving constraints to trade and the rebuilding of local economies. Indeed the report actually calls for ‘Progressive Protectionism’ rather than a race to the bottom relationship with the EU -see page14.
Also ground-breaking in Green Party literature of late is its discussion of the arguments for and against managed migration . . .