The Green Party

March, 2021

  • 22 March

    #UKPoli: Green Party calls for new vision for armed forces in response to defence review – #UKPolitics

    22 March 2021 Calls for refocusing on promoting peace and protecting people and places from the effects of climate change The Green Party has criticised the government’s plans to focus the defence review away from the needs of citizens and towards robots, drones, and cyber warfare [1], warning the armed …

  • 6 March

    #UKPoli: Green Party supports calls for 15% pay rise for NHS workers – #UKPolitics

    6 March 2021 Party members vote for emergency motion at Spring Conference The Green Party has backed calls for a 15% pay rise for NHS workers following the Government’s derisory proposal for a miserly 1% increase. The emergency motion, brought to the party’s Spring Conference today [Saturday], sets out how …

  • 6 March

    #UKPoli: Greens call for investment in Green Steel to phase out blast furnaces and end coal use in UK – #UKPolitics

    6 March 2021 High carbon-emitting furnaces for steel production would be replaced with electric alternatives part of an integral transition to a net-zero carbon emissions economy The Green Party has become the first major political party to call for the end of carbon intensive blast furnaces in steel production and …

  • 5 March

    #UKPoli: Green Party co-leader Sian Berry’s speech to Spring Conference 2021 – #UKPolitics

    5 March 2021 Introduction by Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley Welcome to conference. Whether this is the latest of many Green Party events you’ve been to or you’re one of the new members joining us for the very first time, we’re delighted to have you here. The Green Party is …

November, 2020

  • 26 November

    #UKPoli: Sian Berry celebrates step towards “right to repair” – #UKPolitics

    26 November 2020 The European Parliament has voted in favour of a report by Greens/EFA MEP David Cormand which calls for better “repairability of products” [1] Green Party of England and Wales co-leader and candidate for London Mayor Sian Berry welcomes this vote, and has long championed a right to …

  • 25 November

    #UKPoli: Chancellor has let down local communities by not backing councils, Greens warn – #UKPolitics

    25 November 2020 The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has failed to support local communities in his spending review today by refusing to announce proper funding for local authorities, the Green Party has said. Responding to the spending review, Green Party deputy leader Amelia Womack said: “The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted just …

  • 18 November

    #UKPoli: Greens critical of government procurement process for Covid equipment – #UKPolitics

    18 November 2020 Responding to report from National Audit Office [1], Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley said: “Back in June I wrote to the NAO asking them to look into these contracts, so I welcome their report this morning. “There has been a very bad smell around the awarding of …

  • 17 November

    #UKPoli: Green Party sets out five tests for government’s 10 point climate change plan – #UKPolitics

    17 November 2020 Ahead of the expected publication of the government’s long promised ten point plan on the environment, the Green Party sets out five tests for Boris Johnson to meet if the plans are to be welcomed as a serious response to the climate emergency. Green Party co leader …

  • 12 November

    #UKPoli: Greens call for 2021 exams to be replaced by classroom-based assessments – #UKPolitics

    12 November 2020 Next year’s exams in England must be replaced with classroom-based assessments that will allow schools to determine grades, the Green Party has said. Following the fiasco this summer which saw an algorithm used to determine grades [1], and as evidence emerges of regional inequalities in the impact …

  • 6 November

    #UKPoli: Greens respond to NAO report showing Brexit border preparations unlikely to be completed in time – #UKPolitics

    6 November 2020 With the end of the transition period less than two months away, the Green Party has condemned the government for failing to plan for the border checks that leaving the EU makes inevitable, and treating the businesses who really need to ‘get Brexit done’ with contempt. Green …