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Hull MP slams Green call to boycott Siemens

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has criticised a demand from Hull’s leading Green Party activist for a boycott of Siemens over their business links with Israel.

The call by Hull Green Party spokesman Martin Deane came this morning (Friday, 29 August) on the David Burns Show on BBC Radio Humberside.

Diana Johnson MP said: “After the four years we spent working to attract the Siemens green energy jobs to Hull, I’m flabbergasted that the Hull Green Party appear to want a boycott of Siemens. 

“It’s bad enough for us in Hull having UKIP opposing the offshore wind turbine industry - preferring the Siemens jobs to go abroad instead - without the Greens also joining the hostility to Siemens.

 “As much as we want to see peace in the Middle East based on a two-state solution, Siemens is the biggest green energy project in the Humber’s history. Thousands of much-needed skilled local jobs are at stake. I thought that the Greens wanted to make the Hull and Humber area a centre for green energy. You couldn’t make it up!”

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