Sunday, 1 May 2011

Reasons To Vote Green May 5th

10 Reasons to vote Green

1. Fight the cuts to services. The Green Party stands full-square in opposition to these cuts. Instead of a response to a crisis of capitalism, this is an agenda the Tories have long wanted; let the wealthy dodge taxes meanwhile cut services for the rest of us. We should cut instead things we don't need, Trident, subsidy for the arms trade and nuclear power. And stop these wars that help no one yet cost lives and £billions.

2. Tax fairly. After years of Labour, inequality is greater in Britain now than any time since World War II. This will get worse under the current government. The changes we fight for are for banks and corporations to pay their way: a Robin Hood Tax on banks, the closure of tax loopholes, the collection of high-earner tax and ultimately for the 50% rate to apply to those on £100,000 and over.

3. Free University Eduction, No to tuition fees. Other parties u-turn on this was stunning. This is not what people voted for last year, with us you get what you vote for. We are getting concerned with academy schools.

4. Renewable energy for all. Kirklees has lots of it - solar panels, ground source heating, why not us? Energy prices are no joke. Oil decline is about to become a reality. Every Council should use its power now to promote renewables.

5. People and planet before profit. Politics is for people, families and society; it's about the Earth we live on, about equality and the sustainability of the way we live now, and the coming generations. Not protecting vast profits for the wealthy.

6. We need the best. A Green councillor will work equally with all for the best outcomes regardless of party camps.

7. Protect the NHS and other health provisions; from creeping privatisation, from mass redundancies and from the plans to turn doctors into managers.

8. An increase in the Green vote will make the other parties stop and take note that people are responding to the pro-people policies we are fighting for.

9. So little is being done to really protect our local environment. A green voice will make a big difference when it comes to planning applications and other initiatives to promote nature over unthinking human destruction. Stop building on the flood plain increasing the use of flooding, letting giant supermarkets to kill of local shops, funding road building not footpath and cycle provision.

10. Greens are promoting a YES vote to AV. It's not PR, but it's a step in the right direction. By ordering your preferred candidates, it favours the most widely acceptable candidates and so excludes extremists.


Stuart Jeffery said...

Spot on!

Steve_Barker said...

Alas, no Green candidates in Corby, so I'm stuck in a ward where I have to vote for a party (or parties - multi member ward) just to show opposition to the BNP.

Adrian Windisch said...

Cheers Stuart.

Steve, thats the reason I stood the first time; so I could vote Green.