Green Party launch manifesto: Harlow candidate calls it a “truly exciting time”

Elections / Wed 12th Jun 2024 at 05:22pm

THE Green Party have launched their manifesto designed to “invest to mend broken Britain.”  

The manifesto pledged: “A fairer, greener tax system will raise tens of billions of pounds by asking super-rich multimillionaires and billionaires to pay more, equalising the treatment of income from work and wealth, and ensuring top earners pay National Insurance on their higher incomes. 

The money raised from the fairer tax system and borrowing to invest will be used for “game-changing” transformation in health, housing, transport and the green economy.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned the next government will need to either cut public spending or increase taxes. The Green Party will show they are the only party being honest with voters by setting out how public services can be protected through a fairer, greener tax system. 

Green Party Co-Leader, Adrian Ramsay said: “There is a conspiracy of silence between the main Westminster parties at this election.  

“Labour and the Conservatives would rather hide their plans for cuts to public services than confront the need for a fairer tax system that asks those with the broadest shoulders to pay more – including the very wealthiest in society, who have grown even wealthier over the last 14 years. 

“If people are to have access to an NHS dentist or a GP appointment, if we are to create warm secure homes for all and fund the green transition to tackle the climate crisis and create the jobs of tomorrow, we must be honest today.”    

Green Party candidate for Harlow, Yasmin Gregory said: “This truly is an exciting time for the Green Party.  

574 candidates across the whole of the UK and approximately 150 new members every day.  

The manifesto gives sensible, feasible and viable options for investing in broken Britain.  

Our elected MP’s will urge the new government to be ambitious in nursing the NHS back to health and providing a fair and greener future for all.  

“Everyone in Harlow and the villages will have the opportunity to vote for Real Hope and Real Change by voting for me.”

Green Party Co-Leader Carla Denyer added: “Things can only get worse under Labour unless we dramatically change our tax system to raise money from those with the broadest shoulders. 

“Young people, in particular, know just how broken Britain’s frontline services are. The economy is not working for them. They have been priced out of the housing market and are struggling to fund their education.   

“Now is the moment to be ambitious – not unrealistic – but ambitious. To be clear about the kind of country we want to live in. About how broken our public services are and the action that’s needed to fix them.” 

The Green manifesto pledges to invest in the next generation through a focus on quality housing, education and transport. 

The Green Party will also invest to protect the climate for future generations and to bring nature back to life.  

The Green Economic Transition will deliver an unprecedented retrofit programme for homes to make them warmer and cheaper to run. 

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16 Comments for Green Party launch manifesto: Harlow candidate calls it a “truly exciting time”:

Gary Roberts
2024-06-12 17:36:41

A brilliant manifesto worthy of dealing with the major issues raised by many people in this country.

2024-06-12 17:56:25

I've no idea why green-thinking voters would rather give their votes to any other Political Party.

2024-06-12 18:06:36

The most lunatic and communist manifesto I have ever seen thank god they stand no chance. Scrapping Trident is just lunacy, nuclear weapons are what keep you free from invasion, just ask Ukraine they foolishly gave theirs up for worthless security guarantees from the UK and USA etc. If they had retained the capability no way Russia would have invaded just like no way we will mess with Iran or North Korea who are also nuclear. As for the rest it just makes everyone poorer and worse off but hey that is what communists do

2024-06-12 18:19:18

They're green alright.

David Forman
2024-06-12 20:18:45

The Green's pledge for 150,000 'affordable' housing should not be confused with much cheaper social housing (council housing).

2024-06-12 20:44:36

One of the advantages of being a minor political party is that they can put anything they like in a manifesto with the full knowledge it will never be really implemented. This is proven to be true by other minor parties, who have proposed such nonsense as more unaffordable NI cuts, National Service which may or may not be enforceable depending on what Grant Shapps is (making up on the spot) saying today, and stolen ideas from rival parties manifestos from past years. I'm not accusing the Greens would stoop this low, after all, you would have to be partially desperate to steal things from a discredited Corbyn based manifesto and recycle them at a venue which brought to mind enormous car crashes, wheels coming off cars, and veering in any direction at any time. It is clear that the Greens are not that desperate, and have put much, much more thought and consideration into their manifesto than other minor parties who have no hope of their policies being implemented.

2024-06-12 21:04:44

Green taxes = more taxes on ordinary people,

2024-06-13 14:41:03

Just read in a broad sheet. Greens manifesto would cost the Country a mind boggling £180 billion per year. 😲

James Gamble
2024-06-14 09:18:55

Some good policies, especially scrapping Trident, but why stop there scrap all nuclear weapons.

James Gamble
2024-06-14 13:20:47

Eddie, just about the same amount the Tories gave to their mate during Covid.

2024-06-14 13:36:08

James . Get rid of all nuclear weapons !! Are you sure , I am glad you don't run the country , look what's happened to Ukraine , they gave up their nuclear weapons . No one will hit you with their big stick when you have a big stick as well.

James Gamble
2024-06-14 16:16:42

Turkey they told us they would stop wars but we have had numerous wars some deterent. Germany, Spain, Portugal and many other countries do not have nuclear weapons and they have not had any wars. Ukraine is no different to Korea, Vietnam and Iraq.

2024-06-14 18:06:47

James . I think you will find it was world wars they would stop. And we haven't had anymore of those , or perhaps I missed it.

James Gamble
2024-06-14 22:08:53

Don't speak too soon Turkey. Russia have threatened the West and the West is edging further and further right wing. Germany, France and Italy the far right are growing in numbers. It is so similar to the 1930's

2024-06-16 18:50:33

Difference is in the 1930s , there was no nuclear weapons. Russia will not launch any as they would be wiped out . No one wins a nuclear war.

James Gamble
2024-06-17 08:46:17

All you need is one lunatic. Turkey. Would it not be more likely that nuclear weapons would not used against us if we never had any?

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