A Personal View By Dude Swheatie of KwugIn the face of not only BBC cenorship of the Green Party leader's involvement in last Thursday's 'leaders debate' but also BBC news broadcast non-reporting of the Green Party in daily broadcasts of 'what the main parties are doing in the run-up to Thursday's poll', I offer the following clues, some of which have clickable links to manifesto entries on the Green Party's website.
There are alternatives
Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group is non-party-political and contains members of various political parties and none. Outside of the options presented by the BBC as the only valid options, the main parties of interest to Kwug members seem to be TUSC (Trade Union & Socialist Coalition)(1) and the Green Party of England & Wales(2). Some Kwug members while being keen on TUSC advocate voting Labour as a lesser evil than letting in a party that promises or threatens '£12bn further [and unspecified] welfare cuts' even where Hampstead & Kilburn Green Party candidate is making an excellent stand and getting electoral support as a result. I disagree with that stand point, not only on the grounds of making a stand for Proportional Representation.
Green Party votes acknowledge the level of internal democratic process that has led to the formulation of a real alternative electoral platform and the elections of Green Party Members of the European Parliament, London Assembly Members and a Green Party MP.(3)
What Green Party votes stand for
|No ifs, no buts, the Green Party stands for no benefit sanctions|
We have everything we need to build a fair economy: natural resources, skilled people, modern technology.
But the Westminster Establishment has built an unfair [economy] where those at the top gain while those at the bottom suffer.
We can transform our economy if we have the courage to challenge the vested interests and close the gap between the righ and the poor.
[Read on... ](4)
We all want somewhere warm, safe and secure to call home.
But we have a housing crisis with soaring private rents while social housing is being sold off left, right and centre....
We have world class universities, brilliant teachers and talented students.
But by putting a price tag on education, running schools as businesses and making them exam factories we are wasting children's potential and stifling creativity....
Britain was the first country in the world to build a railway system.
But it was also one of the first to close lines and stations and then privatise the trains....
Our NHS is the most effective public service that we have ever created.
But competition has poisoned it and privatisation is eroding it bit by bit.
That's why we need to take the profit motive out of healthcare and restore a public NHS taht will last for generations to come.....
[Read more].... (8)
In the last thirty years there has been an explosion in environmental awareness and activism.
It's been sorely needed but Governments must also prioritise action on climate change to avoid devastating harm to our economy, society and environment....
[Read more].... (9)
(3) See 'What Difference Can a Green MP make?' short film accessed 4 May 2015 https://youtu.be/Uq31QIMjVtU