Not many years ago, when I lived in London, I was voting in the Mayoral election or the like. It might have been an MEP election. I can’t recall. But it was a PR election because I’m certain I voted Green as my second preference.
Why did I vote Green? I couldn’t tell you that exactly. A Green vote seemed like a good idea. Obviously, I’m concerned about climate change and sustainability. It felt harmless. I voted Green because I care about small g green issues. Thankfully, I have learnt so much since then.
I’ve learnt how the Greens desperate campaigning organization. The Green Party will say anything to get a vote: they won’t even admit to their true position on drugs. We’ve seen that and more in Brighton Pavilion in the past few weeks. The Greens are chameleon and disingenuous.
And policy. The Greens oppose economic growth. Greens will accept an ongoing recession. I like economic growth: it’s how we increase the fortunes of working people and address the issues of inequality. I’m proud that Labour has improved income inequality over the past 13 years.
I voted Green once because I was ignorant. They seemed fluffy and safe. I was so wrong. The Greens are an ambitious, self-serving pressure group with bizarre ideals. Take a look at their manifesto.
Your vote is valuable. Check out the policies of any party you are voting for. You may be surprised.