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South East Greens welcome the decision not to send ‘Heathrow 13’ to jail

The South East Green Party has welcomed a court decision not to send 13 climate-change protesters to jail for campaigning against aviation expansion. Protestors, including Rob Basto from Surrey, were found guilty of chaining themselves to a runway at Heathrow Airport last summer, and have been given suspended sentences. 

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Threat of unprecedented jail sentence for Heathrow 13 helps amplify protest

“No-one seems to be worried about the impact Heathrow is already causing, just the impact of an extra runway,” Rob Basto from Reigate said to me, as we discussed his forthcoming trial. Read this blog by Jonathan Essex, South East Region Chair.

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Greens back Surrey campaigner ahead of sentencing hearing

Local campaigner gets Green and red support for sentencing hearing

 

Green party members from Surrey are supporting anti airport-expansion campaigner, Rob Basto from Reigate, at his court hearing next Wednesday (February 24).

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Green Party leader and MEP to speak at Forest Row community energy meeting

Green Party leader and MEP to speak at Forest Row community energy meeting

 

Two Green Party politicians will visit East Sussex on Saturday (13 February) where they’ll tell an audience at the Forest Row Village Hall about the benefits of community-owned energy.

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Green Leader & MEP Keith Taylor in Horse Hill to oppose fracking

Today, Keith Taylor, our Green Party MEP for the South East and Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader are joining campaigners from Horse Hill Protection Group in Surrey to oppose imminent flow testing for oil at the site.

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New Crossing Proposals Spell out Further Pollution for Kent

Thursday 28th January - The Green Party has responded to Highways England's newly launched consultation for a new multi-billion pound tunnel to be built under the Thames between Tilbury in Essex and Gravesend in Kent (1). 



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Green MEP leads EU Parliament to reject draft rules on baby food which would allow excessive sugar content

The European Parliament today voted to reject draft EU rules on baby food, which would have allowed baby foods to contain far higher levels of sugar than those recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) (1). 

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Time to get Rail back on the right track

Some rail fares in the South East are over four times higher than for comparable journeys in mainland Europe – as the campaign to bring the railways back into public hands is back in the spotlight.

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Greens support Junior Doctors

Leading Green Party politicians, including our South East Green MP Caroline Lucas, have been out and about this morning supporting Junior Doctors on the picket line.

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Keith Taylor MEP job opportunity

South East Green MEP Keith Taylor is currently recruiting for a constituency caseworker. The role, to start at the beginning of March in Keith’s Brussels office, involves coordinating Keith’s constituency enquiries and casework.

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