This is the first conference I've missed in 4 years, so its nice to see it got some good coverage. Thinking that there might not be an election coordinator on the Green Party national executive I agreed to stand as a job share, but I didn't win. So Good luck Judy Maciejowska (who won) and to all the new GPEx members.
The Guardian (comment is free): Caroline Lucas MEP: "Painting Westminster Green" - Caroline writes a piece on our prospects and hopes for our electoral success next year and about the conference itself
The Guardian - "Labour failure on climate change ‘a political crime’ " - an article on Caroline Lucas MEP’s speech to conference, outlining the main points that she put across
The Guardian - "Government should buy back PFI Hospitals, say Greens" - article based on NHS/PFI proposals in Adrian Ramsays’s speech
The Guardian - Michael White - "Greens swap hair shirts for card votes" - analysis of Green Party policies and comment on hopes for the General Election
epolitix.com - "Greens look ahead to election push" - very positive article, praising the greens for the ‘altruistic’ nature of their conference.
epolitix.com - "Lucas eyes commons seat" - another very positive article, this time focussing on Caroline Lucas MEP’s speech to conference.
BBC Online - "Greens Attack Climate Inaction" - overview of Caroline’s speech, again focusing on the political crime of not doing enough on climate change
The New Statesman - "Citizens or subjects?" - a report from the plenary panel with Liberty, Amnesty, Reprieve and Caroline
The Independent - "Have Greens finally found the right conditions in which to grow?" - portrays Greens as a mature political party that is preparing to gain prominence in British politics
The Morning Star: "Greens stand for more than just climate" - a very positive article outlining GP hopes for electoral success next year.
The Morning Star: "Greens Leader calls for rethink on sex work"
The Morning Star: "Greens say we must fight for working class votes"
The Morning Star: Green delegates for exit from Afghanistan
businessgreen.com, "Green Party blasts government for not supporting renewables"
Brighton Argus -- letter on conference ‘rape hotline’: http://www.theargus.co.uk/search/4580283.Report_rapes/
G-Scene on policing panel at conference:
Norwich Evening News: Greens Call for an End to N&N PFI Deal Outlines the Green Party’s objections to Private Financing of hospitals and schools, focuses on Adriam Ramsay as local candidate and deputy leader
BBC Online - Video of Caroline Lucas MEP’s speech highlights
- BBC South (morning news regional package, twice an hour, the morning of the 3rd September)
- 5 Live Breakfast, 4th September (Caroline Lucas MEP),
- 5 Live Drive, 4th September (Adrian Ramsay),
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