6th Dec, 2016

Former Prime Minister's message from Coventry circles the internet

Shaun Reynolds 15th Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

FORMER PRIME Minister Gordon Brown has described Coventry Cathedral as a monument to ‘wars we’ve left behind’ in his latest European Union referendum campaign video.

The remain campaigner also highlighted how the cathedral is a ‘sanctuary of peace’ – 75 years on from the devastating Coventry Blitz which claimed the lives of over 1,200 people.

In the video, Mr Brown gives his reason for why Britain should remain in the EU – stating at the end that ‘we should be leading in Europe and not leaving it’.

The visit to Coventry from the former Prime Minister came just days¬†before next week’s EU Referendum vote on Thursday (June 23).

Mr Brown said: “In every century but this one, the nation’s of Europe have pushed for supremacy.

“In every nation but this one our people have died needlessly – and now, a Europe at peace.

“The Europe we are creating is not simply a market place, it is a community where every single worker has the rights to holiday pay and a maximum working week.

“We are the British people that stood shoulder to shoulder with the peoples of eastern Europe when Soviet tanks rolled in and said they were welcome into the European Union if they subscribed to democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

“We shouldn’t just be a member of the European Union, we should be a leader of the European Union.”