It was great to welcome Alan Johnson MP, who is to lead the EU Referendum Yes Campaign for the Labour Party, to the European Parliament recently.
Alan addressed Labour MEPs, speaking about his role leading the Labour Yes campaign and how we can highlight the benefits of staying in Europe to the electorate.
When acccepting the post, Alan commented “The EU referendum will be the most profound political decision of my lifetime in terms of its effect on our national prosperity and Britain’s position in the world. There is no such thing as a perfect institution but Britain must use its considerable influence to effect change, not lurk in the departure lounge.
“The Labour campaign that I lead will put the country’s future above party machinations, the contribution that the EU has made to peace and prosperity across our continent.”
Please check out my blog on the importance of the EU here http://www.afzalkhan.org.uk/the-eu-referendum/