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We must keep working for a nuclear-free world

Jean marked the anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki which took place 71 years ago this month. 

Nuclear bombs were dropped on the two Japanese cities in 1945 killing at least 129,000 people.

In remembrance of these atrocities Jean said:

"71 years on the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki remain a stain on history and must never be forgotten. We must always remember the horror of nuclear warfare.

"Nuclear so-called ‘deterrents’ do not make us more secure in the modern world – on the contrary, they provide a perverse incentive for other countries to procure such weapons. Instead of renewing Trident the UK should be disarming and pushing for a global ban on nuclear weapons which are now the only weapon of mass destruction not explicitly prohibited by international law."

Read Jean's full statement on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Working for London after the referendum 

The UK's MEPs remain full members of the European Parliament until exit negotiations are concluded and the UK formally leaves. Jean will continue to fight for the best interests of London, and the UK as a whole, for the next two or more years.

In the run-up to the referendum Jean raised awareness of how the EU benefits our city. London is receiving £580 million from the EU to help tackle inequality and develop the economy; the EU provides millions of pounds worth of funding for London universities; EU laws help hold the government to account on air quality, and London's links to Europe and beyond help make it the innovative, creative, friendly city is it. 

Green spaces Londoners know and love have extra protection thanks to EU nature laws. You can sign this petition asking the government to give our precious wildlife and environment the same protection in future

Jean will be working to make sure London doesn't lose out in any negotiations about exiting the EU. 

Jean is also warning that the UK could push ahead with damaging trade deals outside the European Union. The UK Government is one of the biggest advocates of the transatlantic trade deal, TTIP. It is expected to sign the EU-Canada deal, CETA, while it is still an EU member. It is now more important than ever to campaign for trade justice in all trade deals. 

August 2016 Newsletter

In parliament

Jean divides her time between London, Brussels and Strasbourg. Find out more about Jean's role in parliament here.


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Calling for peace in Kurdistan

Jean went to Downing Street to deliver an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May on the second anniversary of the beginning of the genocide of the Yezidi people in Iraq and Syria.

Jean was one of the signatories of the letter instigated by the Peace in Kurdistan campaign of which she is a patron. 

The letter to Theresa May reads: "We are calling on you and the British Government to take action and to trigger mechanisms for accountability for the perpetrators of what amounted to a genocide of the Yezidi in Iraq and Syria from August of 2014 onwards. We ask you on this anniversary to take the necessary action to move this matter forward so that peoples on the brink of extinction in the Middle East no longer have to look at Western Governments and wonder why they have been abandoned to their fate."

Government failing vulnerable lone children 

Unaccompanied migrant children face squalor, destitution and desperation and the government is failing to comply with its obligations under EU and international law to help them. That is the conclusion of a new report by the House of Lords which Jean gave evidence to

The committee of peers has spent months investigating conditions for children across Europe, including in camps in France. 

"There are lone children in France who have a legal right to come to Britain. The Home Office knows this yet these vulnerable youngsters are still in the camps facing horrific living conditions and the danger of exploitation, violence and forced labour. I hope this will be the year the Government takes its responsibilities, and I hope this Lords’ report will push them to do that," Jean responded. 

Read Jean's letter to the Evening Standard calling for more support for London councils so they can welcome refugees.
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