Sometimes it's useful to remind ourselves why we should stay in the EU. For Cornwall, there have been huge benefits with Objective 1 funding that has brought us Superfast Broadband, our own University, road, rail, air links and created/saved over 30,000 jobs.
On a week to week basis our MEP's work towards improving and protecting our rights. Clare Moody notes, "that it isn't just Health and Safety Legislation that we benefit from through our EU membership. It's the right to paid holidays, breaks between shifts, maternity and paternity leave, protection from discrimination, protection if you work part time or on a fixed term contract or as an agency worker and the right to information and consultation in the workplace to name but a few."
She goes on, "this week we worked on a paper supporting the rights of LGBTI rights in Europe. LGBTI rights are human rights: according to international human rights standards, every nation is obliged to protect all lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans and intersex people (LGBTI) from torture, discrimination and violence."