Monday, 7 September 2009

Green Party Conference Coverage Last Week

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.

Conference Links:
http://www.greenparty.org.uk/mediacentre/releases/07-09-2009-link-gender-and-crime.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cif-green/2009/sep/04/green-party-environment-elections

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

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/sep/04/labour-climate-change-political-crime-greens

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

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/sep/04/greens-pfi-hospitals

The Guardian - "Government should buy back PFI Hospitals, say Greens" - article based on NHS/PFI proposals in Adrian Ramsays’s speech

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/sep/04/green-party-brighton-election

The Guardian - Michael White - "Greens swap hair shirts for card votes" - analysis of Green Party policies and comment on hopes for the General Election

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http://www.epolitix.com/latestnews/article-detail/newsarticle/greens-look-ahead-to-election-push/?no_cache=1

epolitix.com - "Greens look ahead to election push" - very positive article, praising the greens for the ‘altruistic’ nature of their conference.

http://www.epolitix.com/latestnews/article-detail/newsarticle/lucas-eyes-commons-seat/?no_cache=1

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

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8237887.stm


http://www.newstatesman.com/uk-politics/2009/09/green-party-citizens-rights

The New Statesman - "Citizens or subjects?" - a report from the plenary panel with Liberty, Amnesty, Reprieve and Caroline



http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/have-greens-finally-found-right-conditions-in-which-to-grow-1781471.html

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


http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/britain/Greens-stand-for-more-than-climate
The Morning Star: "Greens stand for more than just climate" - a very positive article outlining GP hopes for electoral success next year.

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/britain/Leader-calls-for-rethink-on-sex-work
The Morning Star: "Greens Leader calls for rethink on sex work"

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/britain/We-must-fight-for-working-class-vote
The Morning Star: "Greens say we must fight for working class votes"

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/britain/Delegates-vote-for-military-exit
The Morning Star: Green delegates for exit from Afghanistan

http://www.businessgreen.com/business-green/news/2249007/green-party-blasts-government
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:
http://www.gscene.com/local/Greens_to_debate_policing_today.shtml


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

http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/content/news/story.aspx?brand=ENOnline&category=News&tBrand=ENOnline&tCategory=news&itemid=NOED04%20Sep%202009%2016:37:15:660


Broadcast media

BBC Online - Video of Caroline Lucas MEP’s speech highlights
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8237960.stm

- BBC South (morning news regional package, twice an hour, the morning of the 3rd September)

- 5 Live Breakfast, 4th September (Caroline Lucas MEP),
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00mf35p/5_live_Breakfast_04_09_2009/
0.46

- 5 Live Drive, 4th September (Adrian Ramsay),
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00mf3b6/5_live_Drive_04_09_2009/
1:50





http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/sep/07/politics-small-parties

2 comments:

Jim Jay said...

I was looking forward to seeing you! Wondered where you were. Oh well, see you next time (London in feb I think?)

Adrian Windisch said...

Sorry to miss all the excitement Jim, was at a family wedding in Italy, will blog about it soon. See you in London if not before.