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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green Party
Posted by: Andrew OSullivan
Date/Time: 13/04/15 17:13:00

Jeff, I don't think it can be claimed that the Greens address income disparity any more credibly than the main parties. Their policies would significantly increase both heating and food costs which would have the biggest impact on those with lower incomes. Recalibrating the welfare system to compensate for that would be prohibitively expensive.

Ultimately this doesn't really matter as I don't think anybody votes for the Greens based on their social policy. My suspicion is that the Greens have failed to build on the moment of recent elections primarily for financial reasons. They have no strong party infrastructure and therefore haven't really served as a vehicle to channel local activism. If they were bringing together lots of like minded people at the local level they could be quite formidable at the national level.

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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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