In the Eastern Counties, Rupert Read has a real chance of becoming a Green Euro-MP this Thursday, not least because of proportional representation and voting, so every vote counts and minor parties have a great chance. Last time he polled 9% and he needs 10% to get a seat. Your vote could be the decider!
Reading their values on their website (see below) they are very close to my own. Maybe I should vote green in the EU elections in a few weeks' time? "We live in unsettling times. Many of the securities that our parents and grandparents fought for –
a functioning National Health Service, free education, and an
affordable home – now look out of reach for most of us. Coupled with this, climate change is bringing unpredictable and threatening weather patterns. People feel let down by politicians, and yet there has been an
explosion in political activism. People want to do things differently
and aren’t afraid to be bold and challenging. We believe that public services should be for the benefit of the
public, not sold off in bits; we believe that education is worth
investing in and not something that should mean a lifetime of debt; we
believe in leaving behind a better world for our children and
grandchildren. This is the only world we have and its welfare, above all things, should be the highest priority for us all. Politics should work for the benefit of all, not just those who shout the loudest or have the deepest pockets. We believe in “The Common Good”. A vote for the Green Party is a vote for The Common Good."