Geraint Davies MP

Working hard for Swansea - yn gweithio dros Abertawe

The real issue is 'in' or 'out', not candyfloss negotiations

There are overwhelming reasons for the UK to stay in the EU. Our membership secures 25,000 jobs in Swansea bay alone, and the EU helps to clean up our environment, while protecting water and air quality. The Prime Minister’s negotiation risks being a distraction from the central issue that Europe continues to shape our future, whether we are in it or not. The issue is whether we want to be in the driving seat, if we stay in, or a passenger if we leave.
On Tuesday I challenged the Minister of Europe when asking: “Does the Minister agree that the central issue is that if, whether we are in or out, we want lasting influence over the social, environmental and economic future of Europe, we need to stay in? This candyfloss negotiation—it is not possible to ratify it legally in a treaty, but it is welcome—may be sweet to taste, but appears much bigger than it in fact is and will not have a lasting impact unless we stay in the Union to see it through.”

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