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The UK Greens election video

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, April 18th, 2015 - 28 comments
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28 comments on “The UK Greens election video ”

  1. Sable 1

    This does something no one on the true left has done to date here. It actually points out the shortcomings of the current right wing parties.

    Last election we had “friendly and fluffy” from the Greens but no genuine commentary on “why” they were worth voting for. No real criticism of the sleazy far right creeps in National and their slippery right leaning pals in Labour. The net result few voted Green.

    Surely its time to stop being polite. Time to expose the greed, corruption, selfishness, economic imperialism and environmental damage. Good job UK Greens. Environmentalism and socialism with knuckledusters. About time.

    • weka 1.1

      And when the NZ GP runs campaigns criticising NACT they get accused of negative campaigning and supposedly lose votes.

  2. Typical green brown wash
    The Greens are as much of the problem as the rest of them.
    Not forgetting ‘our lot’ voted in the ‘human friendly’ environment destroying growth based scam that is Kiwi Saver.
    They are ALL part of the bullshit, if any of them truly offered alternatives no one would vote for them.

    • locus 2.1

      okay – i may regret asking this, but what are the non growth-based ‘alternatives’ that you think will make life better for all human beings, and save us from from the dastardly evils of kiwi saver and the Greens?

  3. Penny Bright 3

    In 2017 – in my view – political parties should campaign HARD for the PARTY vote – but encourage STRATEGIC voting in electorates, learning from the Northland by-election result.

    The days of ‘two ticks’ have now gone – in my view ….

    Penny Bright

    http://www.pennybright4mayor.org.nz

    • Chooky 3.1

      +100 Penny….you would have thought the penny would have dropped by now …unfortunately the Labour Party is still in First- Past- the- Post mode

  4. fisiani 4

    The UK Greens want to ban the Grand National horse race. Anyone here mad enough to think this is a good idea.

  5. weka 5

    Great video! I don’t know much about the UK election campaign or the UK GP, but love the courage and honesty in that broadcast. Funny too.

  6. adam 6

    First time I’ve seen a out and out attack on Austerity caused by failed Neo-liberal polices – and like Weka said – Funny too.

    Well it’s been 30 + years of Austerity. The lie of the booms of the later part of the 20th century and the idea their has not been to many rosy days in the 21st – are slowly dawning on people.

    Just ask friends and family – how much personal debt they are in?

    Go on – I dare ya…

    How much do we pay in rates, paying rent includes rates folks, and how many less services are we getting for that?

    How long are waiting lists?

    How long do you have to wait on the phone to talk to a government department?

    How is it, that we have austerity in this country and no one is willing to admit it?

    • Bill 6.1

      In a user pays environment, admissions might be ten a penny. Shame about the lack of pennies then. 😉

  7. Murray Rawshark 7

    Are they saying there’s buggerall difference between Labour and the Tories? Can’t be speaking about Aotearoa, where the policies on fracking, drilling, spying, the TPPA, and keeping Mana out of parliament are all markedly different. Aren’t they?

  8. saveNZ 8

    Good video. Interesting ideas too. Like the idea that the other parties are all the same. Hello, hello, NationalLite.

    The best Green campaign was the one with the bill boards of Kids. It had a good message of taking care of the environment for the next generation. Something like that again combined with the commentary of the existing parties similarities would work I think.

    The Greens do need to market themselves better.

    My worry is that under Metiria there is too much control, so worried about being perceived as ‘loonie left’ the individuality of the MP’s is not being encouraged. Not enough new people, old people leaving and not enough creative ideas.

    I’m not suggesting that she should be replaced because she is great in many other areas, but just there needs to be a more creative approach in the party. Really good leaders have to bring people along on a journey, or they can’t, they need to have a side kick that does. At present that is Russell, but when he goes, can Metiria bring the public along on a journey? I am not drawn to any of the candidates for co leader and some I already mildly dislike if they want to link up with the Nats.

    I miss Bradford, Kedgley and Fitzsimmons. They all did a great job and in spite of their different personalities I think they did so much for the Green party legacy.

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