Natalie Bennett

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...

Are the Greens Ready for Power?

Professor Tim Cooper | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Politics
Professor Tim Cooper

Back in the 1980s, the party proudly proclaimed that it offered a new direction in politics that was neither left not right. It should do so again. It needs to convince voters from all political backgrounds that its policies will improve their quality of life. If the Green Party only sells its message to the left, the Conservatives will be the winners.

Roads for the Common Good - Why the Greens Deserve a Voice on Transport

Caroline Russell | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

The way our transport system works, with an apparently acceptable amount of death and injury, has to stop. We need serious investment in change. £10 per head per annum on cycling is a drop in the ocean. We need much more than that if we are to turn the juggernaut around and let our cities and cycling thrive.

Britain's Housing Crisis - The Brownfield Solution?

Simon Thomas | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Thomas

As the May general election looms, housing remains a key issue over which the different political parties will scrap it out until the polls close. Of course they'll all promise the earth, offering to solve the UK's housing shortage with inflated numbers of how many houses they expect to build, but in reality how many of these much needed new homes will ever get off the ground?

Politicians Catch Colds Too

Sarah Cope | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Cope

We all know that when we feel physically ill it affects our performance in every way. No one feels their most articulate, feisty self when battling a virus. Why then do we expect our public figures, such as leading politicians, to always be at the top of their game?

Politics 101: Be Clear, Be Brief, Shut Up

Robin Lustig | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

I enjoy poking fun at politicians. It's good for them and keeps them on their toes. But I also acknowledge that we need them - honest, capable men and women who are prepared to put in long hours getting on with the kind of mind-numbingly tedious, detailed business of politics that would drive the rest of us to distraction.

The Best Policy?

Tony Schumacher | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics
Tony Schumacher

I know it sounds daft (although not as daft as The Greens' housing policies) but before we jump up and down and crucify her (I may already be a bit late) let me make my argument.

Natalie Bennett's Apology For 'Excruciating' Media Interviews Comes Too Late

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Politics

Natalie Bennett has been forced to issue a grovelling apology to her party after a series of "excruciating" media interviews overshadowed her party's ...

Has Natalie Bennett Given The Worst Political Interview Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics

The Green Party launched its election campaign today, however it did not get off to the best of starts. Party leader Natalie Bennett caused a stir dur...

Students Surging for Green

Eve Hartley | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Hartley

The impending fate of the student movement now lies on the shoulders of Miliband and Cameron. They need to start bringing student policies to the foreground, or risk losing key constituencies to the swing student vote.

Green Pledge By Leaders Cause For 'Suspicion', Says Bennett

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics

The Green Party leader has said a cross-party pledge to tackle climate change "will be treated with some suspicion" in light of the utter failure to t...

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.

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...

The Green Party's Well-Meaning Naivety Ought To Concern Us All

Joseph Miles | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Miles

The Green Party have sometimes been described as the "UKIP of the Left". Are you bored with your old party? Do you want to trade it in for a shinier new model? Say goodbye to all those stuffy old politicians from the Westminster old boys' club; the Green Party is for you...

Parties to Take Part in Small Business Debate

Emma L. Jones | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Emma L. Jones

Do you know which political party will offer the best package of policies to support Britain's growing army of small businesses over the next five years? There are now record numbers of small firms in the UK, they account for as much as 96 per cent of the UK private sector, generating around a third of private sector turnover.

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.

Are the Green Party Really the Terrorist's Friend?

Ian Middleton | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Middleton

To paraphrase Natalie in her interview - We don't protect freedom by legislating against it. However much we might think we can empower the thought police, you can't put handcuffs on an idea.

Dave Has Even More Conditions Before He'll Do The TV Debates Again

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has indicated that he will only agree to the televised leader debates if they take place earlier than suggested and also include parties...

Don't Punish People For Joining IS, Says Green Leader

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Politics

It would not be illegal for people in the United Kingdom to join terrorist organisations such as al Qaida or Islamic State (IS) under the Green Party....

Here Come the Greens...

Zahid Ayden | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics
Zahid Ayden

On Monday, the Green Party unveiled their new campaign poster in Westminster, boasting a rich, emerald green where the MP of Brighton Pavillion Caroline Lucas and party leader Natalie Bennett stand, both with beaming smiles and the tagline: What are you afraid of boys? - I like it...

'What Are You Afraid Of, Boys?'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

The Green Party has thrown down the gauntlet to the other party leaders over their seeming exclusion from the televised election debates asking them: ...

Clegg Refuses To Back Green Party In Debates

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics

The Green Party is being used as an "alibi" to scupper the televised general election debates, Nick Clegg said as he declined to back their inclusion....