Politics

10. 05. 2010
So it’s happened: the Green Party has its first MP. The look on Caroline Lucas’s face as her result in Brighton Pavilion was announced pretty much said it all: elation, exhaustion and huge relief all rolled into one. She’d been talking during the count of feeling “sick and...
Politics
06. 05. 2010
Today just has to be the day when the Green Party breakthrough the UK’s wretched first-past-the-post electoral system. There are four possible candidates who might be able to do that: Caroline Lucas in Brighton Pavilion; Adrian Ramsay in Norwich South; Darren Johnson in Lewisham...
Politics
05. 05. 2010
It’s been amazing to see the vested interests of the right wing media, the City, and the political establishment going into overdrive on the prospective horrors of a hung parliament. One day the world is ticking over on a more or less comfortable basis, with our governance...
Politics
04. 05. 2010
For various reasons, I haven’t been able to watch any of the three TV debates. I saw the endless playback snippets on the news the day after each debate (which quickly got exceptionally tedious) but had no total emersion in any of the live sessions. It proved impossible to avoid...
Politics
29. 04. 2010
It’s certainly a more exciting election than any I can remember for years. But it’s a bit of a nightmare from a sustainability point of view. The party manifestos themselves are OK – a considerable improvement on the 2005 manifestos. Out of the three major parties, you’d have...
Politics