Natalie Bennett

The High Price of Justice

Adam Hamdy | Posted 23.04.2015 | 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 22.04.2015 | 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 21.04.2015 | 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 21.04.2015 | 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 21.04.2015 | 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 20.04.2015 | 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 17.04.2015 | 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 16.04.2015 | 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.

Green Manifesto Sets Out Our Vision of a Fairer Society

Natalie Bennett | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

On Tuesday we launched the Green Party of England and Wales 2015 general election manifesto: 'For the Common Good'. It is shaped by our vision of a future Britain, and our principles and values which say that no one in this, the world's sixth richest economy, should fear not being able to put food on table, or pay the bills that keep a roof over their head. It is shaped by a politics founded in humanity. We want to create a Britain that cares. But it is also based on a fundamental principle that the other parties deny and ignore: the need for us to build a stable and sustainable society that protects our planet now and for future generations.

Party Politics: Just Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

David Mooney | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

We've hit the part of the General Election campaign that really starts to get on my nerves. The funny thing is, I genuinely think this vote could be one of the most interesting in the UK's history, given how disillusionment with large swathes of the political spectrum has resulted in no one party looking capable of gaining an overall majority...

Why Aren't Any of the UK's Main Political Party Leaders Willing to Talk About Climate Change?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

If Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and David Cameron really don't want all their green-minded supporters to flock to the Greens, they must do more to convince voters that on these issues they actually offer a pro-environment alternative to the Greens.

This 'Going For Gold' Leaders' Debate Is Easily The Best One Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Comedy

We can't really put it any better than the maker of this video, Jon Harvey, who writes: "Finally, a TV debate show that makes sense." It will certa...

The Green Party Wants You To Take It Seriously So It Made A Boyband Video

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Politics

Because this isn't already the weirdest General Election in history, the Green Party have taken a novel new approach to the campaign: making a boyband...

Listen To John Humphrys Call Natalie Bennett 'Caroline Lucas' By Mistake

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Politics

Green party leader Natalie Bennett has laughed off being called by the wrong name in an interview on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning. Ve...

Stars Versus Supporting Cast: Reviewing the ITV Leaders' Debate

Alan Schroeder | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Schroeder

Like situation comedies, multi-candidate debates follow well-established contours. Each genre hinges upon a diverse cast of characters in which two or...

Here's The Livestream Of Tonight's Election Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Politics

Tonight at 8pm seven party leaders will line-up to debate each other live on TV. Here is a run down of when it is, who is in it, where they are ...

This Election Could Change Everything

Natalie Bennett | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

This time more people will be hearing from the Green Party than ever before - and far more will have a chance to vote Green. Much of the focus will be on the leaders' debates. But the Green Party campaign isn't only exciting because I get the chance to debate with the other party leaders on television. We're going to win record numbers of votes because we'll be knocking on more doors, in more constituencies, than ever before.

If The Seven-Way Leaders' Debate Was A Film, It Would Be...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Comedy

The party leaders' TV debate is happening on Thursday night. And just looking at the poster is making us excited... ...

WE Hold YOU to Account: Why the Broadcasters Need to Send a Clear Message to David Cameron

David Mooney | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

The situation surrounding Prime Minister David Cameron and the will-he-won't-he with the TV election debates is fairly amusing from the outside, but it provides a huge insight into how politicians actually view the press.

Green Party Leader Backed By Party's MP

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Politics

Green MP Caroline Lucas has moved to support party leader Natalie Bennett, amid suggestions of a rift between the two women. Last week, Bennett was...