9 June 2017
Commenting on the results of the UK election, European Green Party co-chair Monica Frassoni said:
"The outcome of the election in the United Kingdom clearly shows that the political options of the conservatives which took over the tones and the political priorities of UKIP did not win.
"Theresa May’s claims on security were clearly not convincing and, fortunately for her, the call to suspend human rights did not really serve the purpose. Now the scenario seems different as the option of a hard Brexit doesn’t seem to be widely supported as well as the policies that go with it. Unfortunately, though, there is not support for a clear alternative either.
"This is thus another confusing day in our old continent, while on the UK's side, it should represent the beginning of a revision of their tones and priorities for negotiations, notably on citizens’ rights and on the perspective of a transformation of the economy towards sustainability.
"We congratulate the co-leader of the Green Party of England and Wales Caroline Lucas, who retained her Brighton Pavillion seat with a massive majority of the votes."
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