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Green Party has no cause to feel bad about its campaigning on climate change

I was in Cambridge last night, with the Cambridge Young Greens, to support Rupert Read, the Green Party’s candidate in Cambridge. Given the coverage in the Independent yesterday, I ended up defending the Green Party against the full-on attack by eminent climate scientist (based in Cambridge) Peter…

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Green Votes for a Green MP

Environmentalists often worry about casting their vote for Green Party candidates, on the grounds that it’s likely to be a ‘wasted’ vote in our first-past-the-post system. But one constituency where it indisputably will not be a wasted vote is in Brighton, Pavilion, where Green MP Caroline Lucas is…

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The Green Ribbon Political Awards

Really good that the Green Ribbon Political Awards have been resuscitated - after quite a long break - and yesterday I handed out the Awards to the deserving winners at the House of Commons. Some will undoubtedly be seen as fairly predictable: Caroline Lucas MP, as Parliamentarian of the Year;…

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World Population Day: So What?

It was World Population Day on Friday. I don’t know why 11th July was been chosen as World Population Day, but given that we can’t really have World Population Day every day for 365 days of the year, I guess one day out of 365 is marginally better than no days at all out of 365. Minor diversion…

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Telling Cameron: Get Behind Solar!

This is my last word on solar issues – for a bit! One hundred and fifty businesses have joined forces to deliver a letter to David Cameron today – simply to urge him to support the UK solar industry. And there’s an incredibly powerful message wrapped up in that: if they get the support right now,…

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