This really matters. If you are sick of the same old politics and the way you never feel any benefit despite all their promises then you MUST VOTE FOR CHANGE. The ‘main’ parties all promise you 5 more years austerity. We don’t NEED austerity we need change!
If central government would close ALL the tax loopholes we wouldn’t need austerity. It is precisely because, since Thatcher’s day both Tory and Labour have let it go unchecked that we are in this mess. Too many millionaire politicians, private landlords, milking the state and tweaking laws to allow them to feather their nests still further. Thatcher, Major, Blair, Brown and now Cameron have fleeced the British taxpayers, and all 3 parties, and UKIP, promise you more of the same. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
If you, the voting public would just stand up to them and vote for REAL change, we could change things for the better. The Green party offers that new way, you must just see past the fear that the other parties and the media are trying to spread, they ALL serve the same masters, the 1% who hold all the wealth. Take back your world from that 1% and make it work for ALL OF US.
Free Education for our young is an investment in our nations future economic and social success, we don’t have to burden our young with debts they cannot repay. We can finance education and I have no doubt of this at all. To fund free education would cost about £500m a year. The Trident missile program will cost us £100bn, we will have plenty of change from that being scrapped. What point is their spending billions on a weapons system that will kill us all? Even thinking about pressing the nuclear button should be a crime against humanity. The only people who benefit from nukes are the, yes you guessed it, the 1% who sell them to everyone on ALL SIDES! We need to build a world without WMDs of any description as these offer us no security, only death. I don’t want my daughter to die because a megalomaniac pressed the button, do you?
Talking of building, we need to build 500,000 social housing homes, which will provide affordable rented properties for ALL who need them, of good quality. How will it be paid for? First of all, those lower rents will save the state BILLIONS in housing benefit. Plus of course the rents being paid will be going into PUBLIC COFFERS NOT PRIVATE ONES. Any benefits will then be for ALL of us not just the 1%. Did you know that 25% of all current MPs are private landlords. This I think prevents them from doing the right thing, they are serving themselves again, NOT YOU.
Pushing forward to renewable energy sources will generate around ONE MILLION JOBS in the UK and if we do this we can become the worlds leading light in renewable tech, with all the benefits that this will bring us in exports of that tech to other nations. We pay BILLIONS in subsidies to fossil fuel companies when we should be using that money on other things and phasing out fossil fuels, lets leave them in the ground where they belong.
Then consider, the Living Wage. We see firms now not being punished for paying under the legal minimum wage. The Green Party will make the Living Wage £10 per hour by 2020, not the £8 per hour Labour offer. This wage rise will slash benefit payments and boost our economy as you will all have more money in your pocket. I would take it further, and I hope the global movement will in time, by raising the minimum wage across the planet to the same level. This would result in poverty being stamped out AND it will return manufacturing to all our nations as firms will no longer benefit from being able to exploit others with slave labour level wages to make their goods and they will no longer see export distances as their biggest expenses. This will also reduce the carbon footprint of manufacturing as goods wont be traveling half way round the world to get to the shops.
At local level under the current parties we are seeing massive cuts, increasing unemployment of public employees with Council Tax rises of 1.99%. They wont increase it beyond 2% because that would mean asking you, by referendum what you want from your council. Green councillors would do this. In Brighton the minority Green council wanted to ask the people to increase council tax but other parties blocked the referendum. They saw this as a way of crippling the Greens there and they now rant about how the Greens didn’t do what they said they would, their hands were tied by the others. Only by electing Green majority councils and Green MPs will you see the changes we need come to pass.
Consider too how Labour, LibDems and the Tories have commercialised out NHS, pushing it further and further down the road towards the American system. We need the NHS to be there for ALL who need it, and for it to be free at point of use. I personally can get neither affordable life cover never mind health cover because my family has a nasty genetic condition called Marfan Syndrome. If not for our NHS I WOULD BE DEAD! I want it to still be there for future generations too. We owe it to them. The NHS was the worlds best health system, the envy of others. We CAN make it so again but only by removing profit from health. If people want private health then let them pay for it. The NHS MUST BE FREE. Only the Greens will restore it, and build it, for the future free from shareholders and profit.
They say that we don’t have hope, that voting Green is a wasted vote but I disagree. If you want change then we are your ONLY hope. If you want Britain to be a nation where everyone benefits from economic prosperity then you have no choice, you HAVE to vote Green. Take it from me, I would not be standing for council as a Green candidate if I did not believe it would be worth it. We need change if we are to move our nation forward, to break the cycle of poverty that the 99% suffer. You must dare to hope for a different world. We CAN make it happen. YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN. Vote Green on May 7th at every level of government and together we CAN build a Britain that works for all, a Britain in which we can take pride, where our children have a future, not filled with debt but filled with HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. Join us at http://www.greenparty.org.uk and MAKE IT HAPPEN!