UK Green Party

As Young People, We Must Fight for the Europe of the Future

Hannah Clare | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Clare

What's vital now is that young people use our voice to fight for Britain's place in Europe. We know how vast the benefits of membership are; how powerful a union the EU really is. There's a danger, though, that in the coming months this will get lost among arguments about business and finance, and scaremongering over migration.

Renewables Opportunity Missed as Government Phases Out Coal Use

Natalie Bennett | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Today the government made a correct decision on energy policy. That's such an unusual occurrence that it does deserve to be noted, after a disastrous...

This Generation Will Be Poorer Than Our Parents Unless We Change Our Economy Now

Lewis Campbell | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Campbell

We must use the funds available now from the consumption of non-renewable capital to invest in tomorrow's technology, renewable resources and mechanisms which support organisations which serve a social purpose rather than relying on short term profit maximisation. We need an economy that works for the people, not the other way around.

Caroline Lucas Urges Direct Action To Fight 'Blatant Sexism' Of Marriage Certificates

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK

Caroline Lucas has called on people to correct the "blatant sexism" of marriage certificates through direct action. The Green Party MP, fed up with...

Politics as 'Business as Usual' Is No More: Whatever Lies in Store We Are Entering Uncharted Territory

Christian Garland | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Politics
Christian Garland

Jeremy Corbyn's landslide 59.5% victory in winning the Labour leadership election in which his mandate was bigger than that of even Tony Blair's, has left the media and political establishment open-mouthed - both its right-wing Tory cheerleaders, and more 'serious' 'weightier' news media.

An Effective Counter Terrorism Strategy Must Uphold the Sanctity of the Law

Caroline Lucas | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

The Government has refused to publish the legal basis for action, creating a legal and accountability vacuum. Without our legal challenge it's impossible to determine whether the decision to execute to British men- and what that signifies in terms of Government policy - meets the robust conditions set out in international and domestic law.

To Protect Workers' Rights We Must Campaign to Stay in the EU

Caroline Lucas | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

The EU is, as it stands, a real brake on further attacks on our rights. EU rules mean that we're not forced to work more than 48 hours per week, that we're entitled to four weeks paid holiday and that part time and agency workers are entitled to equal pay and conditions. Indeed at the heart of EU rules -written into the Charter of Fundamental Rights - is the right to strike.

Europe Is Facing a Clear and Undeniable Refugee Crisis

Natalie Bennett | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

On the humanitarian side, there's inspiring, exciting leadership, not mostly from governments or even charitable bodies, but individuals, people getting together and saying that they're not going to tolerate desperation, suffering and want, but are going to take individual action to provide refuge... Sadly, if predictably, the British government falls into the other pole of reaction to the crisis, with those who'd deny the reality of the need for refuge, who pull up the drawbridge of a peaceful, prosperous country and turn their back on desperation, fear and need, leaving the children to drown.

A Thriving, Diverse City Needs to Value Its Arts

Sian Berry | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Politics
Sian Berry

A thriving, diverse city needs a thriving, diverse arts scene - otherwise it isn't a city worth living in. For that reason, I would be proud to set myself apart from other candidates for Mayor and make the arts a key part of the 2016 London election campaign.

An Ethical and Effective Global Drugs Policy Is at Last on the Horizon

Molly Meacher | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Meacher

The United Nations will have a Special Session on global drug policy next April and will begin discussions next month in New York. Our Guidance on Interpreting the Drug Conventions, published today, sets out an entirely new vision for global drug policy. The first step is to abandon the hopeless objective of creating a drug free world.

Politics Continues to Radically Realign the Continental Shift Leaving Post-Political Hacks Dazed and Confused - In Fact, Dumbstruck

Christian Garland | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Politics
Christian Garland

British politics is shifting and realigning, the shift being part of something far bigger than just UK politics, and such a continental shift leaves p...

Calais Is a Humanitarian Crisis

Amelia Womack | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Politics
Amelia Womack

The public is being fed a constant diet of hyperbole about hordes of dangerous criminals roaming the Channel Tunnel, assaulting British citizens and storming Britain's borders. A mood of anxiety and hostility risks creeping over the public, with growing demands for the UK to close its borders and weed out 'illegal' immigrants from British life. But behind this rhetoric is a very different reality, and it's that reality that we will be confronting today as we visit the 'jungle' camp in Calais.

The First 100 Days of Conservative Rule Have Been Grim for Anyone Who Cares About Securing a Safe Climate for Our Children and Grandchildren

Caroline Lucas | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

As we look back on the first 100 days of this Government, many politicians, businesses and campaigners are also looking forward - with just four months to go until world leaders meet in Paris to agree a deal on climate change... Yet the first 100 days of Conservative rule have been grim for anyone who cares about securing a safe climate for our children and grandchildren.

A Healthy Society Needs Strong Trade Unions

Natalie Bennett | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

The government last week set out its proposals to further reduce the rights of our trade unions, already labouring under the most restrictive laws in Europe, to cut away at rights that the Tolpuddle martyrs, who were being commemorated over the weekend, fought so hard for in the 19th Century. These plans are dreadful, and must be fought tooth and nail, which the Green Party will be doing.

Heathrow Might Have Been His Answer, but Davies Was Asking the Wrong Question

Caroline Lucas | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

The proposed new runway isn't just bad news for people living nearby - it's extremely damaging to our efforts to meet our climate change targets... What Davies hasn't set out in his 344 page report is that there are genuine alternatives to airport expansion.

Saturday's Demonstration Is Only the Beginning - Together, We Can Defeat Austerity

Natalie Bennett | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

I know that one march won't convince George Osborne to instantly change track. But it's the cumulative effect of all our marches, demos, and protests that is so powerful - each sending out the message that an alternative future is possible and that there is mass support ready to deliver it.

Public Perception of Environmentalism Is Key to Fighting Climate Change

Amelia Womack | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Politics
Amelia Womack

If we want people to get behind the movement fighting climate change, we have to make it clear what that means: not sacrificing the things we need to save a few trees, but working towards a radical overhaul of our economy to make it work for this generation and the next; make it work for the many, not the few; and make it truly fit for the future.

To Stop This Government's Worst Instincts, Progressives Must Work Together

Caroline Lucas | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Britain is under attack. The Government is waging war on those who need support, taking out our hard won workplace rights and removing our right to privacy. But, in the face of such an assault, it's vital we fight back. Progressives both inside and outside of parliament must work together to defeat these latest proposals and, crucially, start our own radical democratic offensive. I have no doubt that MPs from across the political spectrum share my commitment to building a fairer greener future - it's time we put our differences aside and work together to that end.

Let's Be Frank: The Result of The General Election Was Devastating

Amelia Womack | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics
Amelia Womack

During the campaign, I met so many people desperately in need of a change of government. People whose basic rights were viciously undermined by the coalition, people forced to live their lives in an unnecessary state of struggle. We didn't just need a change of policy, but a radical change in the attitude of the government.

Did the Conservatives Really Win the General Election?

Adriano Mérola Marotta | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
Adriano Mérola Marotta

Since the Conservative party "won" the UK general election on May 7th, people have taken to the streets across the UK in a defiant display of disenchantment with the electoral system and the austerity consensus of the major political parties. The prospect of 5 more years of crippling austerity has prompted many to reclaim the future of UK politics.

Don't Wait Until 2020: Make the Tories Tremble Today

Bradley Allsop | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

The next five years will be hard and cruel and will bring us closer to the edge than we thought possible but it can bring us closer to each other too. We face a crisis of truly staggering proportions, a planet and her people crying out for relief and change.

Vote for Real Change

Amelia Womack | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics
Amelia Womack

This election is unlike any other. British politics is splintering, but what most of us can agree on is that change is desperately needed. This Thursday is your chance to make it happen.

Vote for Real Change

Amelia Womack | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics
Amelia Womack

This election is unlike any other. British politics is splintering, but what most of us can agree on is that change is desperately needed. This Thursday is your chance to make it happen.

Why Voting Green Is Best For The Family

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Ellis-Gage

When you have children your way of thinking changes. You may think it won't but it will. You may already have children and think that you are exactly the same as before, but you aren't. Because I think one thing changes in all parents (and if it doesn't change then I think it should)...

The Green Party Is Right to Question Growth - It's the Problem, not the Cure

Bradley Allsop | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

If we could replace this growth meme with another, the idea that human, animal and environmental wellbeing are the goal, and that growth is not always the best way to achieve this, we could save ourselves. The question is, can we do this before it's too late?