Two popular Labour Parliamentarians – Seema Malhotra and Virendra Sharma issue statements urging the British Asian community to Remain in the EU to avert a major crisis facing the country….reports Asian Lite News
The opposition Labour party used its final Opposition Day Debate before the European Union Referendum vote on Thursday 23 June to highlight the positive case to remain and reform the EU, and reject Brexit.
“Britain’s EU membership supports jobs, investment and growth and makes us better off,” the Labour top brass said unanimously.
Seema Malhotra MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said: “Whether it be from science collaboration – which is why Stephen Hawking and 93 percent of UK scientists back remaining in the EU – educational exchange – which is why every British university Vice-Chancellor and young people overwhelming back remain – access to the single market of over 500 million or the absence of war in western European for over 70 years.”
“The EU isn’t perfect, but Britain should looking to change the EU for the better, not accepting defeat and walking away. Britain should be leading in Europe with this kind of agenda, and under the next Labour government we will be.”
Virendra Sharma MP, urging people to vote Remain in the EU on June 23, said: “The EU is by far the UK’s largest trading partner and the world’s largest single market. Almost half of our exports go to EU countries, worth over £220 billion a year to the UK economy, and over 200,000 British companies export to the EU.
This brings Ealing, Southall jobs, investment and opportunity at a time when people are suffering due to this Conservative Government’s failed austerity programme. The European Investment Bank has not been able to lend to projects in England because effective regional structures were closed.
Labour is making a positive economic case for why British people and British businesses currently benefit more from our membership of the EU with over three million UK jobs linked to exports to other EU countries..
I urge people to vote to remain to stay part of a world economy that can invest in our future.”