Friday, 16 April 2010

Green Party manifesto launch: some links

*Election 2010 Peter Walker - Greens promise tax rise to boost public spending
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/15/general-election-green-party-manifesto
"The best outcome for the party would be to hold significant bargaining power in a hung parliament, where any Green MPs would offer their support on a "case by case basis".

*Election 2010 John Vidal – Green Party’s radical new policies would be a boon to the new parliament
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/15/green-party-radical-policy-parliament
"The policy wonks in other parties should start taking them seriously."

*Manifesto dissection by way of annotated policy guide
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/interactive/2010/apr/15/green-party-manifesto-2010-policy-guide

*Slick launch – Election blog
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2010/apr/15/green-party-launch-oliver-burkeman
"There are multiple camera crews and TV lights and constant, clicking shutters, and a manifesto document with graphic design that rivals Labour's and outshines the Tories'. There are several designer suits in evidence, and very little facial hair."

*The Green Party: A manifesto for a low key life – Michael White
"So it's a pleasure to read a document that starts off from the proposition that work should be satisfying, that life should be quieter and fairer, that quality time matters."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2010/apr/15/green-party-tax-quality-life
Also mention cloud of volcanic ash that threatened our media coverage, along with the UK skyline

*And a minute by minute blog:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2010/apr/15/general-election-2010-leaders-debates

*The Times
Green Party launches its business as usual alternative manifesto - Laura Dixon
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/election_2010/article7098748.ece
"While environmental issues are still key — with pledges to invest heavily in public transport and nationalise the rail system — the party is also keen to also present itself as the party of social reform."

*Much BBC online coverage. Here are two items:
Greens pledge for a fair society
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8623197.stm
Manifesto watch: Green Party
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8622742.stm
"The fact that some of Fleet Street's finest had made the journey to the South Coast shows how seriously the party is being taken these days."

*Daily Telegraph Two articles with embedded video footage, focus of coverage on tax rises
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/green-party/7593669/Green-Party-election-manifesto-sets-out-73bn-of-tax-rises.html

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