Labour IN For Britain

01 December 2015

Labour’s pro-EU campaign, Labour In For Britain, has launched a distinctive campaign focussing on the important of staying in the EU for families and businesses.

The leader of Labour’s campaign, the MP Alan Johnson, said in a video released before the campaign launch that the social and economic benefits of staying in the EU were obvious and had a wide impact on family finances.

In the video, Johnson said: “It’s about jobs. Jobs that put food on the table for millions of British families. It’s about British businesses. Businesses that rely on Europe for trade worth £26.5bn every year. And it’s about a better future. A future that comes from Britain taking our place at the top table and not turning our back on the world. We can’t put jobs, business – our future – at risk. That’s why I’m in for Britain.”

Johnson’s leadership of the campaign and its emphasis on families is particularly important because of the MP’s past life as a postman, who was raising  three children on a council estate before the age of 25.

In a separate development, a total of 213 of Labour’s 231 MPs have signed up to the campaign, including the entire shadow cabinet, showing Labour’s united approach on Europe.

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