Brexit claims '˜laughable'

For our current MP to state that leaving the EU '˜will be good for the environment and for the NHS' would be laughable in its irony, if it were these topics were not so serious (Berwick Advertiser June 21).

Sunday, 1st July 2018, 9:00 am

It is (as we all know) the UK Government which has fought tooth and nail against the environmental protection regulations introduced by the EU over the decades of our membership. Without the requirements brought in by the EU, our beaches would have remained filthy and our rivers polluted.

It was David Cameron who called for a ‘bonfire of the regulations’ and the current party cannot now seek to claim any moral high ground on the issue.

It is they who regulate against on-shore wind generation of electricity (the cheapest and most reliable form of generation), while instead promoting the dangerous and heavily polluting industry of fracking, and expanding our reliance on Chinese owned-nuclear power.

It is the Conservative Party which has fought to retain the carcenogenic weedkiller glyphosate as acceptable for use; to retain use of bee-killing nicotinoids in agriculture.

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Thomas Stewart

Green Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Berwick-upon-Tweed