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Before being elected as an MEP Molly worked as an economist, most recently in the post of Professor of Green Economics at Roehampton University. Molly believes many environmental and social problems have their origin in the way our economy is organised. As a Green economist she seeks to build an economy based around local production for the common good rather than global trade for profit.

Molly is a member of the Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and has taken on responsibility for tax policy for the Green Group. The Group’s primary objective during this parliamentary term is to introduce laws that prevent the massive-scale avoidance of tax by corporations that leave governments across the EU with insufficient money to invest properly in infrastructure and public services.

Molly will also be working on the Financial Transactions Tax, a small percentage tax that has the ability to slow down rapid and risky financial trading, while also generating income that can be spent on climate-change and poverty-related investments. The UK government is blocking the introduction of this tax, although more enlightened countries are taking it forward.

News

Triggering Article 50 makes for worrying times for Bristol’s businesses, warns MEP - 29 March 2017

EU transparency rules: helping shine a spotlight on tax dodging, but must go further, says MEP - 27 March 2017

Green MEP slams government over failure to deliver ‘cheap’ renewable energy - 23 March 2017

MEP warns leaving single market would present serious risks to UK small businesses - 21 March 2017

MEP challenges government on ‘circular economy’ post-Brexit - 14 March 2017

Articles

Autumn Statement: We can’t promise the earth then take steps to destroy it - 24 November 2016

Flooding Is Climate Change In Action - We Need To Work With Nature To Mitigate Its Impacts - 24 November 2016

Westcountry welcomes mining but we should shun fracking - 27 October 2016

If we must have a 'hard Brexit', let's at least make it low-carbon - 27 October 2016

Fracking is the fossil-fuel dinosaur of yesteryear: reject the bankers and go for green energy and people’s finance - 9 October 2016

Reports

Brexit and Trade: Moving from Globalisation to Self-Reliance - 28 March 2017

Devonport: From Trident jobs to green employment - 16 November 2016

Controlling Carbon - 21 October 2015

Green Money: Reclaiming Quantitative Easing - 15 June 2015

Letters

European Central Bank: fossil fuel assets and investments - 18 December 2016

Business more of less as usual for bankers - 1 January 2016

Letter to Independent: Greek crisis - 1 July 2015

Letter to Guardian on EU from leading Green politicians - 21 May 2015

Correspondence with UK government on EU VAT rules - 2 May 2015

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