UK Green Party

A Step Forward on Sex and Relationship Education Is Long Overdue

Caroline Lucas | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

In the past, voices calling for improved Sex Ed in schools have found themselves drowned out. But the debate is shifting because it's plain that a significant number of our kids are being let down. A step forward is long overdue. It's time to shake the sand from our ears, take a collective breath, and check our classroom compass. We must equip our kids them with the tools they need for life - keeping them ignorant puts them at risk. Our children deserve the very best education. And our teachers deserve the very best support in giving it to them.

Young Voters - If You Want to Make a Difference at This General Election, You Can

Natalie Bennett | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Everywhere we look, young people can change the country for the better, but feel tempted not to try. There are reasons for this. Many young people feel abandoned by political parties, who they believe are chasing 'marginal' 'swing' votes or those from older sectors of society. Students feel abandoned by the Lib Dems, who broke their promise on tuition fees, the Conservatives, who never even made such a promise, and by the Labour Party, who introduced tuition fees in the first place. They look at their bank balances, and justifiably associate what they see with a political system which offers them nothing.

Splitting the Left - Labour or Green

James Woolven | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Politics
James Woolven

Do I vote again for a party whose values do not correspond with my own, and remain hopeful that Labour will shift back to the left? Or do I move on, vote for a party whose policies I more closely believe in, and hope for a radical shift in the national allocation of seats?

£15Billion on Roads? Where the Money Would Be Better Spent

Keith Taylor | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

The Government's road building programme needs to be scrutinised and the money re-directed. With public services experiencing cuts like never before there are so many better ways this money could be used. Here are just a few ideas for what you could spend £15billion on instead...

The Green's Basic Income

Christopher Bacon | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Bacon

To be truly radical, the Greens should insist on work for all who want it and income for all who need it, expounding the humane maxim, from each according to ability, to each according to need.

The Green Index: Who's Voting Green?

Laurence Stellings | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Laurence Stellings

Demographically, Green Party support clearly skews younger - with those aged 18-24 much more likely to support the party than any other age group. Those aged 45+ are less likely than average to support the party...

Green Party's 'Hypocritical' £17,000 Job Advert (Correction)

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK

CORRECTION: The Green Party has clarified that the advertised post is for 35 hours a week, not the standard 37.5 hours. This means the advertised sala...

What Natalie Should Have Said - How to Fund the Green Party's Citizen's Income Policy

Joseph Finlay | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Politics
Joseph Finlay

Bennett should have explained that by definition the Citizen's Income 'costs' very little - it is in fact a rearrangement of existing benefits and tax allowances. The main difference is that it gives each citizen those benefits and allowances automatically, without making them jump through hoops and subjecting them to complex means testing.

Target-Driven Madness: UK Energy Policy

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

I want us to develop greener and cost-effective energy, but the targets designed to achieve that perversely have the opposite effect. If we weren't mismanaging energy so badly, perhaps we could find means that don't cost the earth - in more ways than one.

The Government Is Moving Mountains for Shale, In Defiance of the Science and of Public Feeling

Caroline Lucas | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

The truth is, we still do not know enough about the potential health, societal and environmental impacts of fracking. The government's gone all-out to win hearts and minds on fracking - assuring robust regulation and economic benefits. The reality looks quite different.

Why Cameron Is Right to Refuse an All Inclusive Televised Debate

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

While the broadcasting establishment may think they are being clever calling out Cameron and becoming the story, they are really cooking up even more voter dissatisfaction. Inclusive government, not inclusive TV debates, is the key.

Owen Jones - A Response to the Labour Party's Betrayal

Michael Abberton | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

Blair's new Thatcherism and warmongering pushed me from Labour long ago, but still every new tory-lite policy Miliband's Labour announces seems like a fresh betrayal. It's high time the base support Labour takes for granted realised that continuing to vote Labour is not in their best interest. It's time for a real change, for the common good.

It's Official: The Green Party Is The Second Most Popular Party For Young People

The Huffington Post UK | Chayya Syal | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The Green Party has been enjoying a steady rise in recent months and it looks as if there is no stopping them now. In December 2014, a poll by You...

Rising From the Bottom to the Top Has Got to Stop - According to the Green Party

Harry Saville | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK Politics
Harry Saville

Promoting global economic growth is clearly not on the Green agenda, and clearly they're quiet content with the notion that this might mean that people rising from the bottom to the top might have to stop.

Here's The Demographic Nigel Farage Isn't Winning Over...

PA | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has failed to win the support of young people - with a new poll showing first-time voters are strongly pro-European and six times more likely to ...

The Party Russell Brand's Looking for Already Exists - He Just Needs to Vote

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

The Green Party is a growing movement for democratic, progressive political change in Britain. They are the only party that want to end austerity and take real action to create a more equal and sustainable future. Please take a look at our policies, Russell. If you agree with us, then get registered and vote Green in 2015.

If People Voted for Policies, the Green Party Would Win

Pennie Varvarides | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Politics
Pennie Varvarides

Opinion polls place the Greens in fourth place - but the results from the Vote for Policies survey show a much different picture... But despite most people preferring the Greens on paper, in real life we see the opposite.

Asa Bennett

7 Utterly Depressing Things Rochester Has Taught Us About Party Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip's Mark Reckless has romped to victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election, beating the Tories by 2,920, having secured 16,867 votes, or 42% o...

How to Vote Green - While Keeping the Tories Out

Joseph Finlay | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics
Joseph Finlay

At long last the media is covering the Green Party. While calling it a surge may be a little premature, today's poll showing them on 8% (once again ...

Climate Crisis and Children

Chris T-T | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Chris T-T

Three things to save the planet: ditch cars, ditch the global meat trade and stop having kids. Me, out on the extreme? A skeptical reader reacting negatively to this blog entry is actually far more of a climate fatalist than I am: at least I chose a path to shift the riverflow of the rest of my days, for reasons of climate.

Living Wage Week: The Big Business Model Needs Changing

Natalie Bennett | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

To give small business a chance we need to make big business and multinationals pay their fair share of taxes and give their staff decent wages and conditions. They need to treat their suppliers decently, obey the law and not act anti-socially.

IPCC Report: A Tipping Point for Political Action

Caroline Lucas | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Climate change demands a collective response. We can't expect other countries to act if we don't. And as UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said: "Science has spoken. There is no ambiguity in their message. Leaders must act; time is not on our side."

Only Joined Up Thinking Solves Climate Change

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

Climate change will not be tamed whilst the world is in the grip of capitalism gone mad. The profit motive has become greater than the need to save ourselves. Not all growth is good and we must stop believing it is.

A Vote Against Real Recall Is a Vote Against Democracy

Caroline Lucas | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

We're at a crossroads. We can shake the sand from our ears, or count the cost of our inertia. If we don't trust our voters, they will never trust us, and we'll have no one but ourselves to blame for the cynicism, disillusionment and disengagement that will continue to pervade our democracy.

Our Prohibitionist Drugs Policy Isn't Working

Julian Huppert | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Politics
Julian Huppert

The case for reform grows stronger by the day, as does public support for a rethink. We need to be bold and courageous to follow the evidence and put an end to the prohibitionist approach which has repeatedly and invariably failed us all.