UK Green Party

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

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 16.12.2014 | 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 30.11.2014 | 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 19.11.2014 | 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 14.11.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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 05.11.2014 | 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 04.11.2014 | 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 04.11.2014 | 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 29.10.2014 | 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.

The Greens Have a Case But Would Be Exposed in TV Debate

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

Bring on the debates. Nigel Farage should be in two or three debates, not one - and if that happens, why shouldn't the Greens have a go at one debate? If they have the support to justify it, then however bizarre their beliefs democracy dictates that they should be given the opportunity.

The Green Party Must Be in the Leaders Debates - Democracy Demands It

Natalie Bennett | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

The broadcasters are demonstrating that they are utterly out of touch with the public mood. They are clinging to the idea that the future of politics looks like the past, when the public are increasingly grasping that our triple crises - economic, social and environmental - demands new answers that the three business-as-usual parties have shown are beyond their understanding.

The Path to Perpetual War

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

The UK Parliament vote to bomb Iraq was depressing. Crude political words about 'homeland security', threats to our shores, threats to our people, have whipped many into a panic. The persuasion to bomb was clumsy. There are alternatives.

Luddite at the End of the Tunnel?

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

The welfare budget alone costs the country £275billion every year and is rising. The costs of bureaucracy, fraud and social welfare would be on top of that. The time is upon us when we must think again about the value of work and the needs of the human. The Citizens Income marks out the way to a more hopeful, equitable and positive future.

Imagining a World Without War

Natalie Bennett | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

What we need to do now is go further... to imagine, and then create, a world without war. With the hideous death-toll in Gaza, the chaos in Syria and Ukraine, the turmoil in Libya, that might seem a long way from the reality of 2014. But the important first step is to say "this is possible", and then to start to plan the actions needed to bring a peaceful world into being.

Forget Ukip - Chase the Youth Vote

Bradley Allsop | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

The main parties shouldn't be tripping over themselves to out-do UKIP, allowing the far-right to set the debate, and dance to Farage's tune. Instead politicians should be focusing on one of the most neglected demographics, giving what will soon be the people running society a sense of hope and inclusion - regardless of their country of origin. Politicians instead, should be chasing young voters.

Supermarket Tax Would Boost Local Business

Natalie Bennett | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Twenty councils, among them Green-led Brighton and Hove, asked the government for powers to put a levy on big supermarkets in their area. The money is to be used to support local communities damaged by the business practices of these giants... small businesses and cooperatives could again flower and grow in communities around the country.

The Rise of the Greens - A Personal Account

Bradley Allsop | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics
Bradley Allsop

It's not just the infinitely fairer and more logical policies of the Greens (such as renationalising the trains, a living wage, and tackling climate change) that resonate, but their whole way of doing politics... the Greens have a possible solution to the depressing downward spiral that is Learned Helplessness.

Green Is the New Feminism

Sarah Cope | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Politics
Sarah Cope

The recent calls for the founding of a feminist political party have overlooked the fact that such a party already exists. The Green Party has a tranche of women-centric policies, though it could be argued that we fail to adequately promote them.

Trade Unions Have a Key Role to Play in the Transformation of Our Broken Economic Model

Natalie Bennett | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

In general, unionised workers are better off than non-unionised. Even in Britain, home to the toughest anti-union legislation in Western Europe, unions make a difference; strong unions make a bigger one.

We Cannot Keep Supporting Labour and The Tories Like they are Football Teams, Riding out a Rough Season by Obidiently Turning Up to Vote for Them No Matter What They Do

Harry Cunningham | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Cunningham

I'm not a particularly political person. I am not a Marxist, a Socialist, a Conservative, a Liberal...I find it all a bit bewildering to be honest. And I'm not alone. For though most people have a plethora of views about the huge problems facing the country at the moment...

The Greens - Not Ukip - Are the Real Alternative to the Political Establishment

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics
Peter G Tatchell

Voting Green is a vote for something. The Greens are a party that offers an imaginative, alternative positive vision of how our future could look. This is fairly unique, given the broad political consensus between the stale, grey Tories, Labour and Lib Dems.

Ukip's Rise Should Provoke Soul-Searching Among Our Political Class

Natalie Bennett | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

The three largest parties haven't taken on Ukip, but all too often pandered to it, seeking to pull back Ukip voters by outdoing it in rhetoric and policy. This is not only morally wrong, but politically stupid. By pandering to Ukip's stance on immigration and Europe, the three largest parties have helped to make its claims that immigration has "caused" low wages, has "caused" housing shortages, has "caused" crowded hospitals and schools seem plausible... It's not surprising that Ukip's nasty, simplistic recipe of 'blame the foreigner' has got traction.

Vast Inequality Is a Stain on Our Society

Keith Taylor | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

There can be no greater challenge to a just society than a gaping divide between rich and poor. And it's a problem that, by it's very nature, will only get worse unless serious action is taken. That means both lifting the poorest out of poverty and also bringing the richest back down to earth.

Britain's Housing Is Bust

Natalie Bennett | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Because social housing - having been handed to unaccountable private landlords - is in such short supply, it is now available only to those in the most dire, desperate need. Every other tenant is in the hands of unregulated rental agents who are seemingly infinitely creative in their ability to dream up new charges.