Tag Archives: Liberal Democrats

Another Green World: Greens go Orange!

From Another Green World via On The Wilder Side:

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 Whig: ‘Britain Reaps Benefits of Having Moderate Political Force Between Left And Right’

Septimus writes at The Whig:

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:

Houston Chronicle: Britain’s fresh start: Coalition government offers a contrast to partisan dysfunction plaguing Washington

… [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.

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UK Green Party: ‘Clegg’s no Green’

From Ekklesia:

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.

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