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    Greens are changing the debate.

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    Greens are changing the debate.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 09 Oct 2017, 11:35 am

    Greens 'are changing the debate', co-leader tells members.

    Greens have changed the political weather on issues from fracking to austerity, co-leader Jonathan Bartley will tell the party's conference later.

    He will count the introduction of the Living Wage and keeping climate change high up the agenda as successes of the Green Party of England and Wales.

    It "will be the most influential" party in 21st Century politics, he will add.

    The conference in Harrogate comes four months after the snap election in which the Greens saw their vote share fall.

    Like the Lib Dems, SNP and UKIP, the Greens suffered as 82% of voters backed the Conservatives or Labour.



    The party got 1.6% of the vote, down on 3.8% in 2015, although it retained its sole Westminster seat of Brighton Pavilion.

    Nevertheless, Mr Bartley will say the Greens have succeeded in setting the political agenda.

    Get the whole article from The BBC HERE




    Do you think that The Greens have a future in British politics, or do you think that they are only just hanging on to the coat-tails of the other parties ?


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    Re: Greens are changing the debate.

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 15 Oct 2017, 11:47 am

    I honestly cannot see the Greens having much power as, unlike in Germany, they are comparatively small in Britain.

    Amongst the faithful they will sound like they have a lot to say and a lot to do, but in real life they will be able to do very little.
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    Re: Greens are changing the debate.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 15 Oct 2017, 12:08 pm

    Sadly you are right there Angie, but as a bit of a "Green" myself I would love to see the Greens in Britain having much more power.


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    Re: Greens are changing the debate.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 21 Oct 2017, 12:04 pm

    I have often wondered how and why they are so big in Germany, and can the British Greens not copy what their colleagues in Germany are doing.

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    Re: Greens are changing the debate.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 22 Oct 2017, 12:13 pm

    They actually do have a fair bit of voting power in The Commons, as they lift and lay support from the Labour, Lib-Dem and some Tory backbenchers when they want to push a Green policy that has cross-party support.

    If the Tories can do it with the DUP, then I see no reason why the Greens cannot do it too.


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    Re: Greens are changing the debate.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Sun 17 Dec 2017, 3:33 pm

    I wouldn't mind seeing a Labour/Green coalition.
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    Re: Greens are changing the debate.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 12:55 pm

    I am with you all the way with that one HG.

    While they do jump around supporting different other parties they are just not as middle-of-the-road as many of the others are.


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