They still only have one MP. Will the Greens grow in numbers, or, will they only ever be a very minority party?
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Little Wing replied in the original forum to this topic and said this:
They aren't green so much as they are left wing, human centred and basically socialist. They are way over there on matters that can effectively be dealt with by means of their fuzzy policies. I have no faith in them at all. A real Green party would be a good opposition voice and have some interesting ideas but no one in our kind of world is going to support the kind of lifestyle and philosophy Green parties espouse.
I don't know why they bother in their present format.
I replied in the original forum to this topic and said this:
I quite like their leader now she's back again. Much better than that Aussie....
But yes, they are at best a very left leaning party and as much as I hate nuclear weapons, I could never vote for anyone who put our security at risk by unilateral disarmament.
And Little Wing replied in the original forum to this topic and said this:
This is my problem with them. Nuclear weapons, nuclear anything in fact, are a scary necessary step away from oil. But wanting to disarm a country is quite plainly insane. I am fiercely anti-war. That doesn't mean I want my country to be at risk from those who think invasion would be a good idea.
Perhaps strong green issue policies would be better than a whole green party. It might help to avert the raving nutters that often hang around green issues for some reason.
And finally hoxton replied in the original forum to this topic and said this:
We had a Green run council in Brighton. It ended up split between the ideological and the practical. One result was a huge binmen strike which reminds us of the good old days of socialism. Dr Lucas deftly swerved that one and came out smelling of roses. A true politician!