Date Friday 17 May 2019
Richard Ashworth Change UK candidate for the European Parliament in South East England
“Lying to or misleading the public is not acceptable. So I refused, and that led to my expulsion from the party. But, it also convinced me that politics is broken.”
Richard Ashworth Change UK The Independent Group candidate for the European Parliamentary elections in a speech to be delivered in Oxford will say that “politics is broken”.
“As an MEP my priorities are; my country, my children’s future and passionate about remaining in the EU. That is why I want a Peoples Vote and that’s why I joined Change UK.
Formerly a Conservative, I left the party on a matter of principle; I had been told to vote in a manner that was not telling the public the truth.”
“Lying to or misleading the public is not acceptable. So I refused, and that led to my expulsion from the party. But, it also convinced me that politics is broken. It is with great sadness that; I see the Conservatives have deserted the centre ground, chasing after populism, they changed the nature and values of the party leaving their moderate supporters feeling shut out.”
“The Labour party have done exactly the same thing both of them; giving the wrong answer to the right question. I see politicians putting self interests above national interest.”
“The few responsible for breaking bond of public trust in the many and I see democracy being abused. Democracy means governance in the interests of all the people, not the few and history has taught us that democracy cannot possibly work if you don’t also have honesty, integrity and accountability.”