Mick noted the GB Green Party leader Natalie Bennett’s interview with Andrew Neil last week below. Much of the attention was focused on the Basic Income as Mick has noted. Also interesting was Ms. Bennett’s idea of replacing the Armed Forces with a Civil Defence Force whilst at the same time turning the British Defence Industry to making wind turbines: that at the same time as opposing the Global Arms Trade. The inconsistency in that position was pretty ably noted by Andrew Neil; however, a further inconsistency was not noted. Ms. Bennett suggested that it cease to be a criminal offence to be a member of what are currently proscribed organisations (ISIS, Al-Qaeda and the IRA were specifically mentioned by Neil). This policy was defended by Natalie Bennett explaining that: “You shouldn’t be punished for what you think”.
This is the same Natalie Bennett who defended the following Green Party Policy:
Get rid of any cabinet Ministers or senior governmental advisors who refuse to accept the scientific consensus on climate change or who won’t take the risks to the UK seriously
Ms. Bennett at the time insisted that even those in positions not directly related to climate science should face the sack if they did not accept man made climate change such as the Chief Medical Officer. Indeed it was clear that the Green Party felt they should all be asked their view on climate change and sacked if they held the “wrong view”. This from the woman who in relation to terrorists and their supporters said “You shouldn’t be punished for what you think”… Clearly Ms. Bennett’s Ministry of Truth strikes back with more Thought Crime before handing over to the Ministry of Love. The Gulags on the South Downs will be pretty full: though not with terrorists and it is unclear what the guards will be armed with. 2+2 does indeed equal 5.