A day of activism for South East Greens

July saw Green Party members from across the South East come together as activists to strategize how best to continue the green surge and build upon the successes of the general election.

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Conscious consumption– a new trend?

It is undeniable that more and more people are considering that their individual actions have an impact on wider society. The rise of ethical consumerism is real, and should not be underestimated, but there is still a long way to go.

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A letter from a 14 year old

This letter was sent to us from a 14 year old whose mother is a Green voter. She wanted to ask some questions before making her decision. I have her permission to share this, and wanted to do so as I think it perfectly demonstrates why it is so important that we engage with young people, even though they are currently unable to vote. The other parties ignore young people because they do not vote, or are unable to vote, and thusly many young people turn off to politics as their voices do not get heard. This is wrong, and is something the Green Party seek to address. To keep the Green Surge going, we need to look to the next generation. As this one young lady has shown, they also want answers, as well as solutions, and most importantly honesty. I replied from the heart, because that is what young people deserve. We can be a vehicle for change, but to be so, we need to make sure we are engaging with our young people as much as possible, in multiple ways, and not just picking them up and using them when we want their vote. That is morally repugnant as well as counter-productive. Continue reading

Green Party Policy – a cheat sheet

This is a synopsis of some of the lesser known policies as they appear on the Green Party website. Some parts are pasted, some are summarised.

General philosophy
The Green Party is a party of social and environmental justice, which supports a radical transformation of society for the benefit of all, and for the planet as a whole. Humankind depends on the diversity of the natural world for its existence. Continue reading

British Politics has changed – and the media have finally acknowledged it

#massdebate was the best thing ever to happen in British politics and the only waft of democratic proceedings we have seen and will see before May 7th.

They tackled the deficit, NHS, education, immigration, and each other. As I type the pollsters try to put together a picture of ‘who won on what’. Here is my league table:

  1. Natalie Bennett
  2. Nicola Sturgeon
  3. Nick Clegg
  4. Leanne Wood
  5. Ed Milliband
  6. David Cameron
  7. Nigel Farage

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A Voter’s Manifesto

As we wait with bated breath for the manifestos of 2015, I thought it apt to write a voter’s manifesto; outlining what I expect from the political class, and outlining what I will vote for. This manifesto will address some key policy areas that affect the common man and explain why I am voting Green.

As a voter I expect transparency, honesty and integrity throughout the election process.

I am unlikely to get it. Continue reading