THE Green Party took aim at its fellow Remain parties as it launched its European Parliament election campaign yesterday.

With only days to go until voters head to the polls, the Greens unveiled their 100 per cent electric anti-Brexit battle bus in Old Steine, Brighton yesterday morning.

Green candidates for South East England, joined by Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas, gathered by the city’s war memorial and fired barbs at other Remain parties as the final week of campaigning got under way for the election on May 23.

Ms Lucas said Brexit would be “an act of inter-

generational betrayal” and said the Greens were the strongest party on remaining in the EU.

She added: “What people need to know is that you don’t need to vote tactically in this election. If you want to vote for a party that will fight to remain, then the Green Party is your best bet.”

The polls show the party in fifth place, below the pro-EU Lib Dems, who had previously pushed for an alliance of Remain parties.

But Green candidate Elise Benjamin said the party had not spoken to them.

She said: “We don’t need to make alliances. We stand in a very different position to them, the only thing we have in common is that we want to remain.

“They’re a pro-austerity group.”

Fellow Green MEP hopeful Leslie Groves Williams criticised Change UK, the pro-EU group set up by Labour and Conservative rebels.

She said: “They should be called Same UK, they won’t change anything. We’re the change party. We have new ideas and more votes.”

On Wednesday Labour MEP John Howarth claimed his party was the only one with enough power to pass a second referendum in Parliament.

But MP Ms Lucas called that statement “astonishing”.

She said: “We know that Jeremy Corbyn is doing his level best to stop a referendum his party membership wants.

“We can’t reward him for his failures.”

But it was Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party which the Green barrage centred on, supporters booing when lead candidate Alexandra Phillips mentioned his name.

She said: “He’s not the leader of a party, the

Brexit Party is a private company.

“He has whipped up a huge amount of hate and fear with a simple message.

“We should be proud of our history of welcoming people.”

Ms Phillips will speak at St George’s Church, in St George’s Road, Brighton, at 7.30pm tonight.