Green Party, leadership race

Green leadership candidates breached election rules

Posted on August 9, 2012 by | 10 Comments

The Returning Officer of the Green Party has ruled that two of the candidates for party leader, and two of the candidates for deputy, have breached election rules. The four candidates out of a total of eight candidates sent a joint mailing to party members. However, most of these leaflets failed to make clear that [...]

Pippa Bartolotti’s anti-semitic comments

Posted on August 8, 2012 by | 20 Comments

Those who campaign alongside the people of Palestine are all too often accused of anti-semitism. Most of the times I have come across this allegation, I have not believed the incident in question to be anti-semitic: it isn’t intrinsically racist to criticise the policies of the Israeli state. For those of us who care about [...]

The Green Party and Class – some reflections on our leadership survey

Posted on August 7, 2012 by | No Comments

Josiah Mortimer The response to the University of York Green Party’s leadership election survey on class has been fantastic. So far over half a thousand people have read the it, and it’s caused a significant stir both in blogs and the Twittersphere – exactly what we hoped would happen. As Adam Ramsay has pointed out, we [...]

Green Party leadership race – Class Survey

Posted on August 4, 2012 by | 8 Comments

The York Young Green Party has done a survey asking candidates for party leader or deputy various questions relating to class. The results are all interesting. However, amongst the more interesting findings are those on education. None of the four candidates for leader, and only one candidate for deputy, went to a Russell group ‘elite’ [...]

What kind of Green leader?

Posted on June 13, 2012 by | No Comments

In America they say that Democrats choose leaders they can fall in love with while Republicans choose leaders they can fall in line behind. Perhaps that’s because in American politics the Democrats make their appeal to the head while the Republicans go for the guts. All too often liberals win the argument only for the [...]