the green party
Jeremy Corbyn has made the Labour party more democratic - now he needs to take the next step to make the country's electoral system more representative of the nation's views. Our first past the post electoral system is not fit for purpose and its time we moved to some form of proportional representation.
The Greens are still relevant and are a worthy progressive force in British politics, we're holding people and parties to account whether it's by calling out the government for bringing the NHS to its knees or fighting an extreme Brexit., we're supporting our allies in other parties when we agree, and we'll always stand up for what matters and fight for an inclusive, tolerant society with a positive vision for a sustainable future.
When we in 2015 stood on a very progressive platform and got over a million votes, the Labour Party afterwards jumped to the left and a lot of those policies we've stood on for a long time are now more popular than they ever have been. That's surely something to be proud of as a Green.
As our electoral mechanisms continue to stutter and jam, we're likely to find that administrations will be based on proportionality in practice if not in theory. Until we finally embrace and encapsulate that process at the ballot box, we'll have to rely on such ad hoc arrangements as we've seen can be effective in West Oxfordshire.
Tactical voting is a tricky little thing at the best of times, but with this snap election, it has provided the savvy voter with an even worse quandary.
We must hope that the British electorate is sophisticated enough to see through the empty xenophobic rhetoric of the Tories, and to embrace the alternative, and with it hope for a better future for all.
Amidst The Chaos Of The So-Called 'Official Opposition', Now Is the Perfect Time To Join A United Progressive Political Party
Yes I would much rather a Labour government than a Tory one. I believe it would be easier to influence and work with them then the Tories. But as for joining them as a member or voting for them, it's not an option for me based on what I've said above.
Be very wary of jumping into bed with a party that promises to fight to remain in the EU but is happy to be in government with a regressive party. When should we progressives start openly trusting the Lib Dems again? Well if they can rule out forming another government with the Tories that would be a start.
Jeremy Corbyn wants this government to listen to his concerns regarding "jobs, security, economic rights, justice", yes indeed. Now put the maximum pressure on the government by allowing your MPs to have a free vote on this vital issue that will shape Britain's future for generations to come.
Fairness and justice are the pillars on which successful, happy societies are built. The present system that siphons so much wealth to the top 1% to the impoverishment of the rest is not fair, nor just. Failure to take action will result in the whole of society becoming poorer. Jeremy Corbyn is spot on; salaries of company bosses should be no more than 20 times the wage of its lowest-paid worker.