The emergence of New Wave Greens from the wreckage of ‘Pleb-gate’ class politics

For left-leaning political observers, the widely-trailed resignation of Andrew Mitchell as Conservative Chief Whip last Friday over ‘Pleb-gate’ has had a certain piquant appeal. Worryingly though, many of those celebrating his departure to the back benches don’t really seem to care whether he did actually use the elitist, boorish language that he had been accused of, because the…

LGBTIQ Greens: Chair’s Report for AGM (September 2012)

As another year of activity for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Greens draws to a close, I thought it would be worth reflecting upon some of the successes and challenges the group has faced over the last 12 months. The following report is not exhaustive, but perhaps give a flavour of…

Green Party autumn conference 2012: Day 1

Stephen Wood I’m currently speeding up to Bristol on a train from London, feeling incredibly unprepared for this year’s Green Party conference. I’m furiously looking over the agenda and motions to conference, which whilst championing the usual Green Party pet topics (ecocide and animal racing), are discernably more concerned with the economic crisis and job…