Molly Scott-Cato, Green Party MEP, has made this statement on the American Presidential election result:
Like so many I am deeply shocked to think of the boorish and inexperienced Donald Trump becoming the most powerful man in the world, not to mention having control of the US's massive nuclear arsenal. As a female politician, I am appalled to think that a self-confessed abuser of women has gained the trust of a majority of his countrymen – and women.
The victory for Trump is a sign of how desperate many people feel – on both sides of the Atlantic – as a result of globalisation and the sense of powerlessness they feel.
The response by all decent and progressive minded politicians must be to work more cooperatively together to fight the forces of nationalism and extremism by resisting corporate power and ensuring that economic rewards are fairly shared. We must unite behind democratic values of tolerance, diversity and mutual respect.