Soapbox

Articles about matters I think are important, from the local to the national and international – giving my views and seeking your feedback!

Why Vote Green in Kemptown?

Perhaps the most frequent question I hear from people in the Kemptown constituency is why should I vote Green? Wouldn’t it be better to vote Labour to keep the Tories out?

I understand the question. For years, many of us on the Left have held our noses and voted tactically for the party we loathed the least. It’s ingrained into us.

But you have to ask the question, where exactly has that approach got us after all these years?

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Europe rises up against austerity

There is something really significant stirring in politics. I think we will look back at this moment in the future and realise how important it was.

The victory in the Greek elections of the Syriza coalition, which is very radical and implacably opposed to the prevailing consensus on austerity, has changed everything. And In Spain too, another anti-austerity party Podemos, that did not even exist 18 months ago, now leads the opinion polls.

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