Maddest PEB Ever: Meet the Greens…

Just out this pm, ahem…

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  • Catcher in the Rye

    Do you remember the one they did in NI about ten years ago, with a street preacher or some such ?

  • Ernekid

    I like it. It’s different, funny and its going to get people talking. Well done to the Greens!

  • Turgon

    The idea of the Green Party standing by its beliefs is a bit problematic when yesterday in her latest car crash interview Natalie Bennet (Today 2:2:19: this time without the excuse of a cold) denied that the Green Party intended to decriminalise membership of terrorist organisations which is precisely the opposite of their stated policies (here in their views on defence PD 443).

  • Korhomme

    Is this real? A parody, surely.

  • Nicholas Whyte

    What’s amazing is that some people sat down in a room and came up with this as a good idea; and some other people then approved it!

  • History and Hope – the recently published chronicle of the Alliance Party – refers to an old Alliance PEB with puppets … that sounds like it should have gone down in history too.

  • Ben De Hellenbacque

    I really enjoyed watching this. A shitty boy band straining so earnestly to howl their banal unimaginative lyrics: kinda sums up mainstream politics.

  • Nicholas Whyte

    I remember that! But it was a poster, not a PEB, back in 1998. Terrible idea.

  • SeaanUiNeill

    And, most importantly, its true……

  • Reader

    Funny? Are you sure it’s healthy laughter?
    Actually, I think it might strike a chord with people who were going to vote Green anyway. And that’s how it got approved – by people already committed to the Green Party.
    Any chance there’s going to be a local version? (But too many green ties in that one though)

  • Reader

    True? That it doesn’t matter whether Labour or the Conservatives form the next government? Most of the people who think that, don’t vote at all.

  • Gerry Lynch

    Head and shoulders to camera would have been a better call.

  • SeaanUiNeill

    Or they recognise, Reader, that only the Greens are untainted by the kind of compromises with finance and other interests that every other more “realistic” party must make to get the kind of funding serious political parties spend on elections.

    It does not matter whether Labour or Conservative forms the next government, the same vested interests will ensure that either continues to cover up issues such as child abuse “in the interests of national security” and those threads of corruption that have spread through public life from this and many other similar things will ensure that those elected will act on behalf of other, more important interests than their gullible electorate. Only some party that takes such corruption seriously, such as the Green Party is going to change anything for the better. The rest of what goes on is simply rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic (literally, almost with the ecological nightmare we are all falling into hard driven by the “growth policies” of all the other parties).

  • the keep

    I don’t know I liked it I thought it was amusing and got their point across well still wouldn’t give them a vote though!

  • Reader

    SeannUiNeill: (literally, almost with the ecological nightmare we are all falling into hard driven by the “growth policies” of all the other parties)
    So far as we are falling into an ecological nightmare, it is driven by the “growth policies” of all other countries. We have the following options – alternative world wide power generation capacity (nuclear), or protective planning and defence measures to deal with climate change. The Green party is just offering us Green Austerity, though they won’t call it that, of course.
    Nor do I think they have the managerial competence or toughness to deal with all the other issues you think will vanish with the application of the Green magic wand.

  • SeaanUiNeill

    Oh dear, Reader, the old saw that the political opponent has nothing of the “managerial competence or toughness” to govern is as old as the hills. So you prefer to close your eyes and be ruled by cynical old style politicians like the “boy band” in the interests of global financial interests, until you too are in time sucked into the growing sink of social poverty by the steady concentration of wealth in fewer and fewer hands, a thing that the policies of every other party will continue to encourage?

    Me, I’d prefer to live in a community where real grass roots enterprise is driven by a general citizen income that relieves such poverty and encourages real initiative (a Green policy, note) than take my chances with this slide to general deadening poverty and dependence driven by the slide of real power in the world to the banks and financial institutions and to those on their boards, something that every other party connives at. With every year that passes this steady shift in power relationships makes who is elected to the Westminster gravy train less and less meaningful.

  • Zeno

    Yes indeed Nicholas. I’d love to have been at that meeting.

  • Reader

    SeaanUiNeill: Me, I’d prefer to live in a community where real grass roots enterprise is driven by a general citizen income that relieves such poverty and encourages real initiative (a Green policy, note) …
    It used to be, but it’s not in the manifesto:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/green-party/11383801/Greens-ditch-citizens-income-from-election-manifesto.html
    Maybe some other party will keep the faith?

  • SeaanUiNeill

    Oh, but it still seems to be on the cards:

    http://www.aatcomment.org.uk/aat-view/in-the-news/green-partys-citizen-income-stroke-of-genius-or-another-benefit-trap

    And in the words of the old Jacobite saw (suggesting an unlikely adherence to the king’s nephew in the 1688 fiasco) if David Cameron or the other fellow bring this up in the next parliament over the water, then “I’m a Dutchman………..”