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We’re all in trouble when the joke is on our most connected politicians. Jon Corzine is the former CEO of Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs. Even God shudders when the CEO of Goldman walks in the room (or so Goldman executives think). Corzine left Goldman with a half billion-dollar fortune and became a United States Senator.… Read more ...
From an article by Caroline Lucas, the first Green Member of Parliament in the UK, in the Guardian:
The new report – entitled The New Home Front – looks at the wartime experience of those on the “home front” in Britain and the lessons we can learn in facing today’s threats from climate change and the looming energy and resources crisis.
The London Guantánamo Campaign will hold a silent vigil to mark the 9th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo Bay on Tuesday, 11 January 2011, from 1-2pm, at the top of Trafalgar Square (opposite the National Gallery). All London MPs and MEPs have been invited.… Read more ...
The party welcomed the ITV Wales/YouGov poll which gave the Greens 10% in the South Wales Region.
Under the proportional voting system, that would be enough to elect a Green on the regional ballot…If a Green AM was elected in May, it would follow the election of their first national MP when Caroline Lucas won Brighton Pavilion in last May’s General Election.
Aida Edamariam at The Guardian has an interview with Caroline Lucas, who recently became the Green Party of England and Wales’ first member of parliament:
Whatever you think of the Greens, it would have been hard not to feel that one of the few truly inspiring moments in last week’s election came at about 6am on Friday 7 May, when, in a hall on the cold seafront, Green party leader Caroline Lucas was declared MP for Brighton Pavilion, with a 1,200 majority.
Ah, the benefits of having a moderate political party to mediate between the left and the right. It seems that the Liberal Democrats (the British successors to the Whigs) are already receiving rave reviews here in the United States:
… [W]e can’t help but notice the obvious contrast: The coalition between conservative and liberal forged by Cameron and Clegg is quite unlike anything that seems even remotely possible in today’s divided Washington.
The Labor Party lost votes and seats in the parliament. The Tories may yet cobble together a majority coalition and once again install a Thatcherite prime minister. Yet, in the London borough of Barking, the vote for the Labour incumbent increased, and Nick Griffin, the chairman of the white-ist British National Party (BNP), suffered an ignominious defeat.
Caroline Lucas could hold the key to a new Government power-sharing agreement…
The Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru have called for a ‘progressive alliance’ government involving all of the minority parties.
The left-wing nationalists have suggested joining forces with Labour and the Liberal Democrats to form the Government to form a so-called ‘rainbow alliance’ and have invited Caroline Lucas, as leader of the Green Party, on board.
The Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, whose party is enjoying a dramatic surge in support, has come under attack from the Green Party for promoting the Liberal Democrats as the environmental option in the election…
The spokesperson insisted that, “There is only one Green Party”.
Clegg said that the Liberal Democrat plan would create 30,000 jobs through the use of £3.1 billion that could be saved from public spending and invested in wind energy, energy efficiency in public buildings and bringing empty homes back into use through renovation
But the Greens say that their own “fully-costed job creation plan” would use a £44 billion investment package that would create a million new jobs across the UK.