Following tomorrow's European elections, Green MEPs will be stepping up the pressure on shale extraction and calling for a Europe-wide ban on fracking.
The move comes as support for fracking drops to less than 50% of Britain and following the UK government's blocking of European Commission proposals – in January – that would have introduced a degree of regulation for the fracking industry.Read more
The chances are that you oppose fracking.
Maybe you’re worried about the damage it’ll do to our countryside?
Or you’ve realised that it won’t help in the fight against climate change?
Or, maybe, you’re just not convinced that we should be handing tax breaks and subsidies to fracking firms when the evidence suggests that shale gas drilling won’t lower our bills?
But, even though you probably oppose fracking, you might be thinking of voting for a party that supports it.
You may not know that all of the major parties except the Greens want to bring fracking to the UK.Read more
The Green Party yesterday launched its LGBTIQ European manifesto in Brighton to warm applause and cheers.
The event, staged at the Bedford Tavern on Western Street, Brighton, was opened by the Greens' LGBT Group chair, Simon Williams, who recalled earlier days when the Greens were the first party to back equal marriage, at a time when the other parties regarded it as fantasy, and were the party of practical support for teachers trying to work under the yoke of Section 28.Read more
As European election campaigning enters its final week, the lead Green candidates in the South East of England were today pledging to work for a Europe designed for people, not big business.Read more
Alexandra Phillips – tipped to become the Greens' second MEP in the South East and one of a new wave of Green MEPs across the country in next week's Euro elections – was today announced as the clear winner in a European election debate held last Friday.
Green MEP and Euro candidate Keith Taylor, together with Green Euro candidate Alexandra Phillips, will today (Thursday) lunchtime be launching the LGBTIQ Greens 2014 European Election Manifesto at the Bedford Tavern, Western Street, Brighton.Read more
The latest ICM poll puts the Green Party a full three points above the Lib Dems and into a clear fourth place ahead of next week's European elections.
This follows several weeks of a trend in which the Greens first reached parity with the Lib Dems and then started to ease ahead, climbing four points in just one week. It also comes as Labour experiences a massive 12 point decline. Among 18-24 year-olds the Greens are the now second most popular political party.Read more
Green MEP candidate and Brighton & Hove councillor Alexandra Phillips – tipped to become the Greens' second MEP in the South East and one of a new wave of Green MEPs across the country in this month's Euro elections – yesterday joined Green MP Caroline Lucas and other Green councillors and supporters at Stonewall's Equality Walk in Brighton, celebrating 25 years of StonewallRead more