Senior Bristol Green Party representatives have today warmly welcomed Darren Jones MP and Kerry McCarthy MP’s publicly stated support for a 2nd Brexit referendum alongside 69 of their parliamentary colleagues but have expressed ‘bitter disappointment if not surprise’ that neither Thangam Debbonaire MP or Karin Smyth MP signed up to the call.
Bristol’s Green MEP and party spokesperson on Brexit, Molly Scott Cato, commented,
“Brexit is a failure of leadership and evidence of our failed political system. Theresa May is becoming the personification of intransigence while Jeremy Corbyn’s reputation for unbending principle just makes him look unable to bend.
This is why it is so important that Labour MPs like Darren and Kerry in Bristol have today stood up and spoken out to make the case for going back to the people in a People’s Vote so we can clearly determine what the will of the people is. I also would like to thank my parliamentary colleagues in the European Parliament who joined them in making this call. These are the experts within the Labour Party who need to be listened to.”
Eleanor Combley, Leader of the Green Group added,
“I warmly welcome Darren and Kerry standing up for the views of those in Bristol North West and Bristol East but it is bitterly disappointing, if not surprising, to see Thangam Debbonaire and Karin Smyth fail once again fail to back a People’s Vote. As Greens in the city, we have been out campaigning for a People’s Vote  and will continue to do so. I hope that Thangam and Karin will join us before it is too late.”