Natalie Bennett

Lancashire's Vote Against Fracking Proves We Can Win the Fight for Action on Climate Change

Natalie Bennett | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

This rejection is worth celebrating, but we must not stop campaigning until there is a complete ban on the practice in Britain. Only then can we turn a corner in terms of our energy mix, to focus it on renewables. What we know now is that the fight for climate action can be won.

The Disabled Will Pay for Cameron's Cuts

Natalie Bennett | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

On 30 June the Independent Living Fund will be abolished, pulling the rug from under the 18,000 people with particularly high needs who rely on it to remain in their own homes. This cruel cut will not only make it even more difficult for disabled people to participate in their communities and go to work, but could even force some into residential homes. Today the Green Party's Work and Pensions spokesperson Jonathan Bartley joins Disabled People Against Cuts to lobby parliament in a last-ditch attempt to save this vital fund. Perhaps meeting those who depend on this support face to face might persuade MPs to change their minds. But this is just one telling example of the government's attitude towards disabled people.

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.

Upsurge of Activism Shows There Is a Real Alternative

Natalie Bennett | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Despair might be tempting - and I've met people who are almost overwhelmed by that emotion. But what's becoming stronger and more evident by the day is determination - determination to act, to protest, to stand up and be counted, to campaign for a genuine change in direction.

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.

The Government's Crackdown on Illegal Immigration Will Benefit Nobody

Natalie Bennett | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

These plans do nothing but illustrate the government's lack of compassion, lack of perspective and ultimately their lack of will to genuinely address the economic anxieties of the people of Britain... This is a victory only for ignorance - a victory of rhetoric over logic, of posturing over compassion. It is a victory for those who seek to demonise immigrants, who seek to pull up Britain's drawbridge and banish diversity from our society.

Labour Pains: Giving Birth to a New Politics

Indra Adnan | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

Hours to go and I can feel the adrenaline kicking in. Whatever happens on polling day, the General Election 2015 has been chaotic. The growing complexity of British politics, signalled by the appearance of seven leaders in the leadership debate compared to four last time, has not led to a better quality of discussion or engagement with the voters, but higher degrees of posturing and spinning against the storm.

Let Children Guide Your Vote

Sophie Alderson | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

Still undecided about where to make your mark on May 7th? Local politics has inevitably been eclipsed in the run up to Thursday by close scrutiny of t...

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)...

When Made In Chelsea's Ollie Locke Met The Green Party's Natalie Bennett

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

In the vein of celebrities interviewing politicians, the Green Party's Natalie Bennett subjected herself to Made in Chelsea's reality TV star Ollie Lo...

Green Party 'Open' To Three-Way Marriages

PA | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Politics

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has said she is open to discussing the possibility of legalising three-way marriages. Bennett said she was "open...

The Green Party Are the Realists in This Election

Natalie Bennett | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

It is realistic to think we can have a different kind of economy and society. It is possible to create a fair and just arrangement in which no one need fear being unable to put food on the table or keep a roof over their head... It is profoundly unrealistic to think we can continue as we are.

The High Price of Justice

Adam Hamdy | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

n the Joel Schumacher classic, Falling Down, William Foster, played by Michael Douglas, passes a man protesting the fact he has been categorised as "not economically viable". Swathes of British society have been categorised in this way by the Conservatives and they are slowly being ground into the dirt. And now they might end up in court faced with the prospect of a crippling bill for simply exercising their ancient right to plead innocent.

Bennett Makes Extraordinary Claim Over Possible Cabinet Position

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Politics

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett made the extraordinary claim on Wednesday that she would turn down the role of Environment Secretary if it were off...

The Leader or the Manifesto - Is There a Choice?

June O'Sullivan MBE | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
June O'Sullivan MBE

'Who are you going to vote for, June?' - This is the question I am regularly being asked by friends and colleagues. But what is the option? Do I vote for the political leader or the manifesto?

It's Time for the UK to Stand Up for Migrants

Natalie Bennett | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

It is time for the UK to take a stand. It is time to recognise the shared responsibility we have. Instead of shirking our duty to ensuring a peaceful, stable world, we must step forward. The UK must pledge adequate funding to help with search-and-rescue missions in the Mediterranean. The UK must take far more than the 143 Syrian refugees resettled here in 2014. The UK must move away from the toxic, damaging and extreme language that now surrounds immigration and remember that it is only by an accident of birth that we do not face the terrifying and difficult decision faced by those who undertake the Mediterranean crossing.

Why It's Time for Electoral Reform

Ben Moore | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ben Moore

In 2010 I properly voted in a General election for the first time. I had put my card in the ballot boxes before, but always spoiled it by writing 'who' or 'none of these people' or something on it.

The Election: An Idiot's Guide

Ben Morgan | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Ben Morgan

On May 7th we decide which shower of shit we want leading the country. Fringe politicians aside, there are 7 party leaders to choose from, all of whic...

Why Young People Should Think Twice Before Voting for the Green Party

Amelia-Rose Tighe | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Amelia-Rose Tighe

It is clear that the Green Party have made unattainable promises to young people; abolishing tuition fees and better employment prospects are just the first few of a very long list. The policies right at the heart of their manifesto promise only one thing - inconceivable damage to the future of young people

More #Massdebating

Gill Alexander | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

Suddenly they all woke up and started shouting at each other about the NHS. "You're lying!" yelled Nigel to Ed. "Be quiet all of you!" yelped Dimbers. "Natalie?" "Yes, I think it was probably my turn," she replied, primly.

The Picture That Proves British Politics Has Radically Changed

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband and Nigel Farage could only look on as a Press Association photographer captured the snap that summed up the seismic shift in British poli...

Natalie Bennett Very Nearly Lost It During The Election Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Politics

The BBC debate always promised to get get heated - it would be a disappointment all round if the five leaders didn't show a bit of passion. Bit Gre...

Leaders Round On Cameron Over Debate Absence

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon lambasted David Cameron on Thursday for failing to take part in the second televised leaders' debate of the General El...

Model Politicians? High Profile Campaign Figures Look Weirdly Good As Models

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris & Elliot Wagland | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

We’re used to seeing them tightly stage managed: holding babies, taking the children to school and sampling local cuisine (admittedly sometimes rath...

Green Leader Natalie Bennett Is an Uninspiring, Joyless Communicator

Nick Smallman | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Smallman

Bennett doesn't look like she is ready to back herself. Voters are already forming impressions of her because of interviews like her car-crash on LBC. As they watch her displaying a lack of both warmth and bravado, they're perfectly within their rights to wonder why she's not ready.