Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Shan Oakes campaigns for Europe at Friends of the Earth Northern Gathering

- Shan Oakes pictured with Andy Atkins, Director of Friends of the Earth.

The Northern Gathering of Friends of the Earth was held in Manchester this weekend.

I was there, full on campaigning for Europe and it was great to spend so much time with friends and allies in FOE.

We had a good input on climate change and workshops on loads of things.

Bill did his pieces for Marinet and the Marine Bill going through Parliament. Latest figures show complete declines in all the major fish stocks.

Again and again we see what a huge impact we have on the planet.

The campaign for Europe is in full swing now. We've had Mark Thomas endorse us last month, Salma Yaqoob and the Respect Party throw their weight behind us on May 4th, Jonathon Porritt too, and Tony Juniper - the former Director of FOE - is now going to stand for Parliament for us at the next general election.

The huge sleaze revelations are disgusting. It's all across the major parties in the Commons. People expect more from their MPS - and have every right to!

We really need a Green MEP in Yorkshire! We really need Greens in Westminster! Please get out there and help us do it!

Shan.

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