I have just heard that Vaughan has resigned from the party because of our stance opposing the governments cuts programme, stating:
With some regret, I am leaving the Green Party. I support the parties core environmental views, but can not concuur with the widely shared view in the party that all cut to spending should be resisted no matter how wasteful. The general populus of this country enjoy a standard of living way beyond that to which we are entitled, and the Greens seem to be committed to encouraging people to expect and demand these ridiculous levels of consumption, whilst I agree that equality is a major issue, I consider very few to be in real poverty as opposed to relative poverty (which does exist), if the Greens adopt a more realistic stance on public expenditure, I may rejoin at some future date
Apparently a (very very small) number of Party members unhappy with our position of opposing the cuts are being drawn to the Liberal Democrats.
The cuts cause real suffering, they are not about good living or consuming within our means to protect the Earth as the assaults on libraries and forests show.
They are about making the richer richer and the rest of us poorer.
Great that Caroline Lucas is fighting hard against the cuts.
Social justice, ecological necessity....one struggle one fight!
If you love Clegg give into your passion on Valentine's day and leave us, we won't mind!