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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party
Posted by: Andrew OSullivan
Date/Time: 13/04/15 10:13:00

The Green Party can't operate as if it is going to form a Government so its objective in any election should be direct as much focus as possible onto environmental issues. They seem to be failing to do this at both a national and local level.

This seems to be a remarkable failure given that on Friday people in London with breathing difficulties were being advised to stay indoors. Not a peep from the Greens on this although they were telling us about their plans to raise taxes.

They seem likely to pull off the incredible feat of reducing their share of the vote when neither of the two main parties have much credibility. Even worse, they seem unable to persuade people, particularly students to switch in any meaningful numbers from the Liberal Democrats. If the last election was determined by student votes the Lib Dems would have formed the minority - the Greens ought to be winning a big share of that vote but they don't seem to be.

Locally they seem to have little organisation and support. In Ealing for instance we have seen a fairly undisguised subversion of the drive to increase recycling rates in the borough with a switch to incineration of waste but not a peep from local Greens on the matter. The story on solar panels in the Chiswick newsletter this weekend seems to be one which they should have a view but we hear nothing.

On the main environmental issue for West London - Heathrow - the discussion is being led by lobby groups and local councils rather than the Greens.

The reality is that if the Green vote rises mainstream parties will adopt green policies. No matter what your political views are a poorly performing Green Party is not good news.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Green Party12/04/15 22:04:00 Chris Mills
   Re:Green Party12/04/15 22:06:00 Claire Moran
      Re:Re:Green Party13/04/15 09:17:00 Richard Greenhough
         Re:Re:Re:Green Party13/04/15 09:32:00 Nigel Brooks
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party13/04/15 10:13:00 Andrew OSullivan
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party13/04/15 14:24:00 Nigel Brooks
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party13/04/15 16:13:00 Thomas Barry
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party13/04/15 16:23:00 Nigel Brooks
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party13/04/15 16:43:00 Jeff Gear
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party13/04/15 16:51:00 Nigel Brooks
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party13/04/15 17:13:00 Andrew OSullivan
      Re:Re:Green Party13/04/15 14:39:00 Thomas Barry
         Re:Re:Re:Green Party13/04/15 18:00:00 Claire Moran
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party13/04/15 22:03:00 Steve Taylor
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party14/04/15 13:22:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party13/04/15 22:04:00 Brian Coyle
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party14/04/15 12:29:00 Sam Hearn
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party14/04/15 12:47:00 Will Watson
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party14/04/15 12:56:00 Stuart Kerr
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party14/04/15 13:03:00 Richard Greenhough
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party14/04/15 12:56:00 Steve Taylor
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party14/04/15 12:56:00 Thomas Barry
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party14/04/15 13:16:00 Jonathan Bingham
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party14/04/15 13:28:00 Thomas Barry
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party14/04/15 16:10:00 David McLoughlin
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party14/04/15 16:23:00 Nigel Brooks

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