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.
MEP challenges government on ‘circular economy’ post-Brexit - 14 March 2017
Autumn Statement: We can’t promise the earth then take steps to destroy it - 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
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
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