Posted by A.H. on Thursday, May 22, 2014
Tags: europe "european union" eu election elections liberal "center-right"
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Euro citizens should vote to defend what has made Europe prosperous
A European Parliament with a strong presence from the liberal ALDE Party and the center-right EPP will fight against the anti-market, anti-globalization tide so common in times of economic uncertainty and xenophobic sentiment. Moreover, they will provide a voice of reason in the midst of fear-mongering and economic populism.
In the UK, while we dislike some restrictive immigration measures promoted by the Conservatives—mainly to contain the UKIP threat from the Right—, we still believe David Cameron’s party is a voice of reason against extremism. Although they no longer form part of the EPP Party, we consider the Conservatives part of the liberal center-right. At the same time, the Liberal Democrats are a credible voice for centrist liberal values in the ALDE Party. A vote for any of them would be sensible from a pragmatic, classical liberal perspective.
Europe doesn’t need more barriers and walls, it needs more openness and entrepreneurialism. By voting ALDE/EPP, you can guarantee that.