A Green vote will only make it easier for the Conservatives or UKIP to get elected
January 24, 2015 6 Comments
This is headed ‘there is a better way’ – true, but the Green way (if Brighton is anything to go by) is not it.
There is much in Green Party policy that I can applaud, but there are some issues that I stand some distance from them. We have to protect the environment, for instance, but this does not have to come without economic growth and improving prosperity.
I am not keen on the idea of a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. Whilst the EU is in need of reform, exit would make us less safe and poorer.
Whilst a redistributive element to taxation policy is something most socialists would advocate, I am not sure about a wealth tax. If this a tax on assets such as money held in banks then this can quite easily be avoided.
If voters want many of these policies though, they would be better to vote for a party that can actually implement them. A vote for a Green candidate often allows the reverse of what is intended; in Kursaal ward last year, for example, Green votes allowed a UKIP councillor to sneak in, past the Labour candidate.
For a fairer and more equal society, and one that looks after the environment, vote Labour. A Green vote will only make it easier for the Conservatives or UKIP to get elected.