Email to Eleanor Laing: Councils and ethical investments

Email sent to Eleanor Laing via writetothem.com in response to government plans to stop councils investing and procuring ethically. Background here: Government to introduce rules to stop ‘political’ boycotts (BBC news, 03/10/2015)

» Read more

Greens and the EU – a cautious yes.

It’s safe to say that EU membership is a contentious issue which led to a lot of debate at this weekend’s Green Party conference. I was very much on the fence when I went but, despite big reservations, have come back mildly in favour of staying in. Admittedly that’s more through being terrified of what would happen if we came out […]

» Read more

News from Waltham Abbey Greens – issues raised at our Street Surgeries

Now that all of that election malarkey is a month behind us we can get on with trying to make a difference in Waltham Abbey. Things are going to be difficult – the Coalition government imposed massive cuts on local authority funding and the Conservative government is very unlikely to be any better. On top of that we’ve a district […]

» Read more

UKIP, climate change and our economy

Originally posted as a comment on the Epping Forest Guardian story ‘Green Party candidate criticises Andrew Smith of UKIP after ‘dangerous’ climate change comments‘. Even if Andrew Smith is correct about anthropogenic (man-made) climate change, which would fly in the face of the vast majority of expert opinion, what harm is there in us reducing CO2 emissions anyway? By investing […]

» Read more
1 10 11 12 13