On Monday I chaired the launch of our Green Guarantee – what Greens in Parliament will fight for.
With candidates from across the country, we put forward our proposals for a confident and caring country, hosted in London by Wayra, who have supported 160 new business start ups, demonstrating the kind of leadership we need in these uncertain times.
Co-leaders Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley presented our policies to the press. Caroline said:
“This election is about our country. It’s about the future we choose for our children. It’s about prorecting our values of openness, compassion and co-operation. The Green Guarantee is our promise that a confident and caring future is possble if we work together, do politics differently and ate to be different. It says: we are ready – and I hope you will join us by voting Green on June the 8th.”
What the Green Guarantee says:
Imagine a government that trusts in our common humanity and our capacity to govern ourselves. Imagine a government that believes that the best way forward is by working with each other, rather than against each other.
Imagine a government that prioritises the rights of citizens and the environment over those of corporations.
Imagine a government that gives everyone a chance and leaves nobody behind in a confident and caring Britain. That’s the kind of government Greens would work for.
What Green MPs in Parliament will do:
- We will campaign for your right to vote on the final terms of the Brexit deal, including an option to stay in the EU.
- We will push for genuinely affordable, warm homes for everyone and a public health system free for all.
- We will fight for equality, and for a society where nobody is left behind.
- We will always act strongly on climate change and to protect the natural world we love.
We will stand up for what matters. This is our Green Guarantee to you.