Friday, 15 May 2009

Lib Dem Europe Manifesto

Just thought I would post a link through to the southwest region candidates and the Lib Dem manifesto for the European elections on Thursday 4th June. The main themes are :

1. Creating jobs and prosperity
The health of our economy is linked as never before to the health of those we trade with in Europe and beyond. We must work urgently with other European countries to help us all pull through recession.

2. Putting Europe's house in order
The European Union, with a combined population of half a billion people, has achieved a great deal in the last 50 years, but it now needs to adapt its focus to the changing world of the 21st Century.

3. Tackling crime, protecting liberty
The threat from crime and terrorism does not stop at our borders. Globalisation and mass migration have created a world where more and more crime happens across national borders, and our response must be international too.

4. A green Europe
Dangerous climate change will destroy our way of life unless radical action is taken. We are running out of time to safeguard the future for our children and for our grandchildren. No individual country can tackle this problem alone. We have to work together to ensure that our way of life doesn’t hurt the planet.

5. Stronger in the world
In the 20th century, European integration helped to bring peace to a continent divided by the Iron Curtain and by historic rivalries. With globalisation in the 21st century, Britain and Europe face a different set of threats, but many opportunities too.

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