Green Party in England & Wales
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS: THERE IS ONLY ONE GREEN PARTY
News that California will be leading the way on curbing carbon
emissions, despite the Bush administration's truculent attitude
towards tackling climate change, has sparked calls for greater action
in the UK
Caroline Lucas MEP commented: "Tony Blair must be hanging his head in
shame today. If Arnold Shwarzenegger, a self-professed Humvee driver
and a member of the same political party as George Bush (and his
climate change denying cadres) can implement legislation to cut CO2
emissions by 25 per cent in the next 15 years, why on earth can’t
Tony Blair, who claims tackling
climate change is a top priority? (1)
As many populist politicians seek to cash in on rising concern over
the environment, the Green Party also warned of imitations.
Green Party Principal Speaker Keith Taylor commented: "The Green
Party are the only party taking Climate Change seriously. We were the
only people talking about it in the general election just 18 months
ago, and today we are the only party with the policies to prove our
green credentials. The conservative party didn't mention it once in
their manifesto, and Cameron, for all his green photo ops, was one of
the authors of this very manifesto!
"For us, the environment is more than a platform for posing on.
"As long as the government, the Lib Dems and the Tories continue to
believe the earth should play second fiddle to corporate interests,
their green commitments remain just hot air."