23 Feb 2011

Is the Green Party middle class?

The Green Party and Working Class Representation

A Workshop with:

Karen Bell - Environmental justice activist

Jose Sagarnaga - Latin American Workers’ Association

· Why do many see the Green Party as a middle class party?

· Does this prevent the party from growing?

· How does the party represent and include working class people?

This workshop is an opportunity to get together to think about and discuss these questions.

Discussion will include how the Green Party can better prioritise and represent the interests of the working class, how the working class can find a voice in the party, and how we can encourage working class people to join and vote for the Green Party. All Green Party members welcome.

Friday 25th February , 2011

3.15pm – 4.45pm

Upstairs at the Rummer Tavern, 14 Duke Street, Cardiff CF10 1AY

Supported by Green Left

5 comments:

LeftAtTheCross said...

Not being funny here, but you could look at the Green Party's coalition with the right-wing Fianna Fáil government in Ireland to learn a few lessons about how NOT to win support from the working class.

Derek Wall said...

I certainly have, I have no time for right wing Greens like the irish.

Kelly said...

'tis a debate I would love to contribute to, particularly after receiving my balllot papers - sadly time and venue is a no no - but hope other can make it!

Anonymous said...

Is the Green Party middle class?
Yes, more middle class than other parties, only the Tories beat the Greens in terms the earnings of members. So what!

Anonymous said...

yes, horribly middle class.

I put it down to good old middle class guilt for them having tories for parents, probably.

As someone of the fairly-hard left myself, there's not much more annoying that being lectured by people who think that everyone they meet that doesn't vote Green, is rather thick, and/or misguided.

I could seriously vote for them, if they were more clearly supportive of working class and socialist issues and some of the people representing them were a bit less twee and a bit more 'of the people', shall we say?.