Having strongly briefed that “green surge” would be manifest in their “biggest ever” autumn conference, one might be forgiven for wondering why the Green Party can’t seem to fill the hall for a speech by their leader.
Natalie Bennett might not be known for her grasp of figures but it looks like the Green Party have worked out what to do with £1.3 million in membership subs and £212,000 of short money … hire an entire bloody HQ of staff in one go!
Hurtling towards next Thursday’s seven-way TV debates — undoubtedly the Green’s biggest ever set piece — with a massively elevated public profile, party supporters might be forgiven for questioning the wisdom of leader Natalie Bennett doing debate prep in the middle of a busy fast food restaurant in Zone 1.
The Green Party has been forced to axe a planned fundraising dinner after news of the event on Scrapbook caused a revolt amongst grassroots members. With their own youth wing launching a petition against demands for a “minimum donation of £1,000” to attend the champagne-fuelled fundraiser, the party’s executive has apparently cancelled the plan — replacing the event with one for which tickets […]
With less than 100 days to go until the general election, UKIP have selected candidates in 80 more constituencies than the Liberal Democrats — a figure which rises to 130 if you include candidates adopted by Kippers at local meetings but not yet confirmed by their party’s NEC. While the Liberals’ current tally marks significant progress […]
The Green’s 2010 manifesto: “Gradually increase alcohol and tobacco taxes by about 50% to match anticipated increases in expenditures on the NHS, raising £1.4bn in 2010 rising to £5.6bn by 2013. An Early Day Motion signed this month by their only MP: “That this House welcomes the ending of the beer duty escalator and the […]
Having been offered their first ever newly-minted seat in the House of Lords — a chamber which they want to replace with a democratic alternative — the Green Party faced the challenge of pragmatically accepting the position without looking too … unelected. Party spinners solved this problem earlier by issuing a press release which, errr, doesn’t mention […]