The Shadow Secretary of State for Environment on why she's a firm "Remainer"by Kerry McCarthy / March 8, 2016 / Leave a comment
If we have learnt one lesson over the past century, it should be that we achieve much more by working together internationally than we do by trying to go it alone. There is much to be proud of in what Britain has achieved through our membership of multilateral organisations: we have shown true global leadership and inspired others to emulate us.
Yet the UK has become more introspective in recent years. We have been too timid a voice in the Commonwealth; too afraid to use our seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council as a force for good; too reluctant to work with our European partners and maximise the potential benefits of our European Union membership.
Some of this is driven by an ideological aversion to “red tape,” state int…