Green Party

Green Party: Air pollution among most urgent global crises of our times

20 October 2017

The Green Party has responded to news that dirty air kills nine million people a year globally [1], warning that with a death toll higher than AIDs, TB and malaria combined [2] air pollution is one of the most urgent global crises of our times.

Jonathan Bartley,...Read More »

Green Party: Government must refund Universal Credit helpline bills

18 October 2017

The Green Party has called on the Government to refund all bills racked up by people calling the Universal Credit helpline.

Jonathan Bartley, co-leader, made the call in response to news today the Government will scrap the 55p-a-minute charge for calling the line.

Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of...Read More »

Government to ‘imminently’ decide on fracking in North Yorkshire

18 October 2017

*Minister confirms to Caroline Lucas that an application on fracking in Ryedale is currently with the Government

The Government has confirmed that it has received an application for hydraulic fracturing consent for Third Energy’s wellsite in North Yorkshire – and a decision is set to be made...Read More »

Green Party: Time to ditch ‘phantom’ unemployment figures

18 October 2017

* Real rates of ‘worklessness’, underemployment and insecurity being masked, say Greens

* Real jobless rate at least three times higher than Government stat

* Today’s unemployment figures show economic inactivity went up despite rise in employment rate (1)

Today’s unemployment figures distort the real picture of the economy,...Read More »

Greens: Rising hate crime inevitable in Divided Britain

17 October 2017

The Green Party has responded to news that hate crime offences recorded by police has gone up but 28% since the EU referendum [1].

Amelia Womack, deputy leader of the Green Party, said:

“Rising hate crime is synonymous with the Divided Britain those in power have created. A...Read More »

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