greens

The Green party’s Brexit hypocrisy

19 September 2019 9:06

William Hazlitt said hypocrisy is the only unforgivable vice. He would surely have a field day with our current crop…

Why the green wave didn’t hit Sweden

28 May 2019 13:32

The European parliament election campaign in Sweden was unlike any other in its history, characterised by several scandals and conflicts…

Germany‘s Greens cheer their party’s results in the exit poll.

A green wave has just swept Europe

27 May 2019 7:26

As Brits understandably focus on Brexit and populism, another story is emerging: the green wave. It is especially focused in…

We’re seeing the sad death of the once noble Labour party

13 December 2016 7:30

Sleaford wasn’t terribly good for Labour, was it? Nor indeed Richmond Park. Sleaford was never very Labour friendly – although,…

Caroline Lucas could breathe new life into the Greens

2 September 2016 16:52

Winning the Green Party leadership race on a joint ticket makes Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley the first ever job…

I have worked out the only possible way to build a viable government (but it’s not pretty)

6 May 2015 16:28

For the past few days the BBC website has had an interactive game where you have to build your own…

Why all this talk of a hung parliament could be a self-fulfilling prophecy

6 April 2015 17:18

In a close campaign, you would normally expect the smaller parties to get squeezed as voters decided that is really…

Tories convinced ‘moment of maximum danger’ has passed

5 April 2015 12:45

On Thursday night, David Cameron didn’t eviscerate the competition. But nor did he suffer any damage and that, to Tory…

Exclusive: Alex Salmond says SNP will back Labour unconditionally

25 March 2015 13:40

“Would you like a glass of pink champagne?” asks Alex Salmond at 3.30pm, sounding very much like a man settling…

Budget 2015: The challenges for Labour

18 March 2015 11:02

Ed Miliband will respond to the Budget today (the Shadow Chancellor responds to the Autumn Statement, and has a Budget…

Exclusive: Tories agree to TV debate offer

17 March 2015 16:12

Downing Street has agreed to an offer from the broadcasters for one seven-way election debate on 2 April. The Tories…

The ‘anti-politics’ bunch will benefit most from the ‘cash for access’ allegations

23 February 2015 11:46

Naturally, the parties set to benefit the most from any allegations of impropriety against MPs are the ‘anti-politics’ bunch: Ukip,…

What’s more important to voters? Coherent policy or the chance to ‘send a message’

5 February 2015 13:00

What are you doing when you vote? Much of the discussion about elections assumes – implicitly or explicitly – that…

Which party has the strongest message?

2 February 2015 17:05

One interesting nugget from Lord Ashcroft’s latest batch of polling is what his focus groups in two seats – Sutton…

Broadcasters to propose new set of TV election debates

22 January 2015 15:40

The broadcasters have reportedly come up with a new set of proposals for the TV debates in order to force…

Refusing the Greens ‘major party’ status is bad for voters (but good for the Greens)

8 January 2015 12:09

Who benefits from Ofcom’s daft draft ruling that the Greens not be listed as a ‘major party’ for the General Election?…

How the Greens are spooking Labour and the Lib Dems

15 October 2014 8:00

Being excluded from the TV debates has been the best thing that could possibly happen to the Greens, it seems.…

Fracking debate: ‘Let’s peek into this pandora’s box’

3 December 2013 14:50

At last night’s Spectator debate, the audience voted dramatically in favour of the motion Let’s Get Fracking! Despite impassioned speeches…

The German Greens might do so badly they end up getting in

20 September 2013 10:27

The German Green Party is having a torrid time. In an election campaign remarkable for static polls, come what may, the…

Working peerages – a win for UKIP?

1 August 2013 12:21

UKIP is up in arms about the new working peers (or at least it’s pretending to be). The Greens get…