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Lib Dems ‘Fighting the Greens’ by Steve Bolter (Quickie responses to Green Party and green NGO taunts )

March 18, 2015 10:25 PM
By Steve Bolter Vice Chair (Politics), Green Liberal Democrats

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Lib Dems 'Fighting the Greens'

Quickie responses to Green Party and green NGO taunts

Mostly made late in 2014

Direct accusations. We need to look at the whole truth.

Would we need …if we had….questions

These seem to be reluctant acceptance that the policies we are putting forward are the right ones, but chastising us for taking intermediate measures when the Tories prevented us from fully implementing them.

This is where we differ from the Green Party. We make progress when we can. They are all or nothing, preferring to shout from the side-lines over taking small steps in the right direction.

Spring Conference 2015

Very little Green Party and green NGO reaction to Spring Conference has come in yet.

The Motion F6 Stronger Economy, Fairer Society, Opportunity for Everybody, which forms the basis of our manifesto, features environmental sustainability, not in a ghetto, but running through all sections.

The Motion F8 Five Green Laws draws together our environmental policy and expand on it.

It also informs the manifesto and the campaign.

Detail and a video of the debate* is at:

http://www.libdems.org.uk/safeguarding-the-environment-with-five-green-laws .

[* Ed Davy's opening speech missing from video. Please check later for update with amended notion text.]

Sustainability is the heart of our policy.

Only an environmentally sustainable economy can be a strong economy, and only an environmentally sustainable society can be a fair society which is fair to this generation and those that follow.

Steve BolterSteve Bolter Vice Chair (Politics), Green Liberal Democrats March 2015