As the old saying goes 'there's strength in numbers', and sadly these wise words seem largely ignored by Jeremy Corbyn. I've not felt this way until now but I feel Corbyn is losing his battle. I say 'his' battle because I no longer feel like it's our battle. At the beginning of Jeremy's campaign I … Continue reading Corbyn Should Reach Out To Other Parties For Greater Support
It's time for the left to 'squash the beef', take a seat around the table and discuss ways in which we can work together. 'Progressive alliance' is a dirty phrase to some - It can be a very contentious topic. It's excruciatingly ambiguous and complex, which means different people can quite easily dislike different aspects … Continue reading I’ve been a non-voter, a Lib Dem voter, a Green Party candidate, I prefer Corbyn over Blair and I don’t like Tories
The Labour Party is a total mess and Corbyn believes they can win a majority in 2020. But unless they rethink their strategy they might not even exist after 2020. Labour has become openly hostile towards the SNP and they refuse to work together with other parties, apart from a handful of rebellious MPs who've … Continue reading Labour needs to lose Copeland and Stoke by-elections
The reason why I ask this question and write about this topic today is so that I can read your opinions and see where to go from there. For a long time now Greens have been calling for electoral reform in the shape of Proportional Representation. Other parties, and factions within parties, are also calling … Continue reading Electoral reform: Are we aiming too low?
I welcome the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn, achieved with an increased majority - congratulations to him and his team. I imagine that without the purge of tens-of-thousands of Corbyn supporters this mandate could've been even bigger. It's important for Labour to unite now, not just as a front, but in the sense that they must … Continue reading Congrats Corbyn!
I think Bernie wants us to rebel - I think he wants us all to reject Clinton and Trump - and for us to support Jill Stein instead. Hear me out. Bernie Sanders has this week given the most convincing endorsement yet of Hillary Clinton for POTUS. Leaving many of his supporters shocked, in … Continue reading A rock, Bernie Sanders, a hard place
I am writing to you on behalf of members of Birmingham Green Party; to voice our views on the renewal of Trident which is to be voted upon this coming Monday 18th July. It is our opinion, that maintaining our current arsenal of nuclear weapons (at a cost of more than £200 billion to the … Continue reading Birmingham Greens call on Labour and Conservative MPs across Birmingham to vote to #ScrapTrident
Ever since I've been involved with the Green Party I've wanted Caroline Lucas to be the main spokesperson. In my opinion she communicates our sentiments, policies and political messages better than any other member of our party. She's also the only member ever to win a popular vote under the First Past The Post electoral … Continue reading Why I’ll be voting for Lucas, Bartley & Ali #GreenLeadership
BAME (black asian minority ethnic) representation within the leadership team is something I feel we must continue. Now - more than ever - it's essential that we carry on growing the party into all walks of life, making deliberate steps to diversify the membership, and to promote positive role-models from and within all communities across … Continue reading I think it’s essential we re-elect Shahrar Ali, Deputy Leader of the Green Party #GreenLeadership
So, Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley have decided to stand on a joint-ticket for co-leadership of the Green Party of England & Wales, what does this mean? If Lucas & Bartley become Co-Leaders we could end up with an all white middle-class leadership team if the new Deputy Leader is also white and middle-class. I … Continue reading #GreenLeadership latest: Lucas & Bartley, what does this mean?