I’m beginning to see a number of people intending or considering voting for the Greens in the coming local elections.
I can understand the attraction of the Green Party I briefly joined the Green party reasoning they had more socialist policies than the Labour Party. I even went as far as standing as a Green Party candidate in the local elections.
However, as the last election approached it became increasingly obvious that the Tories were going to do well and voting in a Conservative marginal with the Labour Party as challengers I stopped campaigning for the Green Party and voted Labour in the elections.
The day after the election I resigned from the Green Party and re-joined the Labour Party which even allowed me to vote in the Labour Leadership campaign and as someone who wants a Labour Party that was actually left-wing I voted for Jeremy Corbyn. Whilst his victory was no surprise the margin of his victory was.
Not since 1983 has the Labour party had a left wing leader.
As an aside if the Greens ever managed a significant number of seats, although let us be honest under the current electoral system they won’t, but if they did they will burst apart there are too many conflicting interests within the Green Party, but I diverge.
If you want a Left-Wing government in Westminster then now is the time to vote Labour not for anyone else no matter how unlikely a Labour win might be in your ward it’s the only way to show voters, the press and Labour MPs that Labour Party can win regardless of a hostile press and come to that a less than enthusiastic PLP (Parliamentary Labour Party) which is still dominated by Blairites.
If you want the same old politics, then vote Green and keep Westminster a bastion of right-wing politics something it has been since 1979.
Don’t ever tell me you weren’t warned.