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Are the Greens to the Lib Dems what Ukip is to the Tories?

image“As Ukip is to the Tories, so can the Green party be to the Lib Dems.” That’s a sentence I wrote here, almost seven years ago, on 3rd November, 2007.

In The Times, Sam Coates has looked at how the quiet rise of the Greens in recent months – the party polled just ahead of the Lib Dems in May’s European elections – might hurt the Lib Dems at the May 2015 general election.

An analysis of the European election results shows the Green vote strengthening and consolidating in the

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Norman Baker MP writes… Green light for more green buses

Last year there were an estimated 2.3 billion bus passenger journeys in England. More people up and down the country get to work by bus than by all other forms of public transport combined, and over 50% of students use them to get to classrooms and lectures. More than that, they provide a life-line for rural communities and just as vital in cities in terms of reducing traffic jams and air pollution by getting people out of cars. But even while people are reducing their carbon emissions by hopping on the bus rather than using their cars, we want to …

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Liblink: Duncan Brack on how to get green policies implemented in Government

Until recently, Duncan Brack was Chris Huhne’s Special Adviser in the Department of Energy and Climate Change. He has written for the Green Alliance blog about the challenges of putting green policies into practice. As well as insight into the practical realities of Government, he has some interesting points to make about the importance of policy making within political parties and how it might need to change in the future:

The coalition agreement hammered out by Liberal Democrat and Conservative negotiators over five days of talks in May 2010 (with details added over the following two weeks) became, at least in

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  • User Avatarjedibeeftrix 23rd Jul - 10:23am
    Agreed. He appears to have no truck with the concept of Westphalian Sovereignty, where non-compliance against UNSC resolution 686 (to inform the UN on all...
  • User AvatarStuart 23rd Jul - 10:18am
    @Eddie Sammon "We also cannot deal with girls issues in total isolation from boys issues." Normally I would not agree with you on that, and...
  • User AvatarDave Page 23rd Jul - 10:18am
    Good to see Lynne Featherstone and Annette Brooke joining the Privy Council along with John Thurso, Norman Baker, Steve Webb and Norman Lamb from the...
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 23rd Jul - 10:10am
    There's false dichotomy developing here, that if you don't agree with Ward's comments, you must automatically be in support of the Israeli Government's actions. This...
  • User AvatarAnthony 23rd Jul - 10:05am
    Dear All, An interesting article. However, I would have liked Stephen to comment on Israel's use of flachettes which was reported in the Guardian and...
  • User AvatarJane 23rd Jul - 9:58am
    So. the writer is an expert on international law as he refers to an illegal war in Iraq. What a silly argument he puts forward....