3 Jun 2009
Green Party landslide in elections?
Well I have delivered the last green leafs, talked to over 600 people at public meetings and hustings, blogged and written for the campaign and we are on the last lap.
The expenses scandal will deliver a big Green Party vote...but there is a bigger picture.
1) We have a severe global environmental crisis. Politicians generally ignore this, if elected my priority would be life and supporting the people working to save the planet, indigenous people in Peru are fighting to save their rainforests and stop oil exploration as I blog.
In contrast bankers and airlines are just as busy trying to make a profit out of manipulating emissions trading and other misplaced carbon policies.
2) There is an economic crisis, at present we have recession but down the road, infinite economic growth on a finite planet is not going to work.
3) Political crisis, decisions are globalised, politicians part of an elite, democracy is failed.
For all these reasons I would urge you to vote Green, learn more and where appropriate get involved in direct action...
I am not, I suspect going to get elected tomorrow but the Greens are going to do very well...how well, well we shall see.
Labour and the Tories are going to do badly.
Lib Dems, also tainted by scandal they may dive, I had the pleasure of debating with David Grace a Liberal Democrat on the euro list for the South East who was well informed and radical, other Liberal Dems I debated with in contrast were poorly informed and had little to say of a serious nature on the crises we face.
I am guessing those who do vote Lib Dem will think of Vince Cable and those who don't will be reminded more of Nick Clegg.
UKIP are going to do well, depressing, they have produced Ashley Mote, who at the last election was their 2nd SE MEP, imprisoned for fraud he joined a neo-fascist groups with Mussolini's grand daughter, I at least don't expect Hazel Blears and Jacqui Smith to sup with Hitler's associates when they leave parliament!
UKIP are free market fundamentalist who would privatise the UK, introduce flat tax and they don't believe climate change will occur...the prospect of them winning big would be scary although I suspect they will take a wage, some expenses and do very little (good or bad) at Europe.
Depressingly I belive the BNP will win some seats...so even if you hate my party, make sure you vote for some one other than the racists, a low turn out will put the far right in MEPs positions.
Libertas will bomb...who know what they stand for, outside candidates and election obssessives.
Like wise the Jury Team.
The Socialist Labour Party may pick up a higher score but no MEPs
No2EU is unlikely to return any MEPs but might pick up some votes from people who think it is UKIP but otherwise it has not made a splash...I haven't had leaflets from any parties other than lib dem, con, lab, UKIp, Bnp and my own Green Party.
All will be revealed on sunday when the votes are finally counted...wish me luck!