Europe: We're better #INtogether

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron and London Mayoral Candidate Caroline Pidgeon launched the Lib Dems' #INtogether EU referendum campaign on February 10th.

Some of the most important things Tim had to say on Europe and the referendum were:-


Renegotiation

"I’ve been asked many times to herald David Cameron’s renegotiation with great praise and say it’s going to solve all of our problems, and others want me to blast it by saying what I don’t agree with or that it’s a complete waste of time.

"Let’s be frank. We know the only reason he’s doing it is because of his back benchers – but despite all of that, it does prove is that when you need something you have to work together."

Together

"After decades of brutal conflict, European nations came together in cooperation. To this day, neighbours and allies support each other in what remains the world’s most successful project in peace.

"Together we created the world’s largest free trade area, we delivered peace, and we gave the British people the opportunity to live, work and travel freely. 

"Together we are stronger in the fight against the global problems that don’t stop at borders."

Reform

"Europe is not perfect. Westminster is not perfect. But picking up your ball in a sulk and heading home, is not the way to win.

"We should be a leading voice to make changes. Remaining in a reformed Europe.

"This is Britain’s time to lead the way."

Refugees

"Earlier this week we had a taste of how the nastier side of the referendum may go.

"Using refugees – people who are desperate and fleeing conflict – for political points is disgusting.

"The Prime Minister has shown himself to be weak, and heartless. And this campaign needs the opposite. This campaign needs strength and compassion.

"The leave campaign will play nasty, and it seems people on our own side will engage in a nasty race to the bottom on immigration, migration and refugees.

"But Liberal Democrats, I will not stand for it.

"David Cameron: there are children in Europe who need our help."

Jeremy Corbyn

"I remember AV.

"A newly appointed left wing Labour leader refused to fully back the campaign.

"Jeremy Corbyn, do not let your own internal party chaos derail such an important vote. I know you may have wanted to leave in the past, but now is the time to step up.

"We can all put party interests aside for the good of our country. You, Me and Dave. We all back the campaign, so let’s just get on a do it."

Patriotism

"And one final thing that I must get off my chest. People who want to leave do not own our flag. Patriots love our country. Nationalists hate their neighbours.

"It is the British spirit that helped bring everyone together. We must not let people pretend that it is the British spirit that tears people apart.

"We are a proud nation that stands tall in the world. We are a beacon of hope, freedom, prosperity, ingenuity, creativity.

"We must remain as a leader on the world stage.

"This is Britain’s time to lead, not leave."


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