Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Greens are the real opposition

I couldn't put it any better than Green MP Caroline Lucas:

Ms Lucas, who became her party's first MP when she was elected to Brighton Pavilion at last May's General Election, accused Labour of suffering "a heroic amnesia" as it tried to block the Conservative and Lib Dems' policies.

Speaking from her party's spring conference in Cardiff, she said: "How can they oppose the market in the NHS when they first introduced it?

"How are they opposing tuition fees when they first introduced it? How do they oppose the selling off of the Royal Mail? That was (former business secretary) (Lord) Peter Mandelson (Labour)."

Ms Lucas added: "I've always been a bit ambitious, but I do think the Green Party is the real opposition.

"The Lib Dems are part of the Government - they can't speak out about proper constitutional reform or nuclear weapons or nuclear power or many of the things they stood for.

"Labour is utterly contaminated by the fact they pursued many of the policies which now the coalition Government is simply taking to their logical conclusions, so I think people are looking for a genuine opposition - and you won't be surprised to know I think that's the Green Party."


Red Pepper said...
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Matt said...

Very true though at least Ed Miliband has apologised for Iraq and even Alan Milburn said he would not have gone so far on the NHS as it was quality not price competition that he was after, but naturally as a Green Party member, I agre with far more of their manifesto and actions than Labour!!

That said we must stop this carnage however we can. I would welcome a red-green coalition in time as a stepping stone to Green government but let us see.

Or I could just be ruthless to non-Greens ;-)