Conclusion

This Manifesto throws down a challenge to the business-as-usual politics at Westminster. Unless this challenge is accepted, our current complacency, a generation hence, will look strange indeed.

The Cold War ended? In Russia alone, there are over 8,000 nuclear warheads. The economic boom? Nearly a third of UK children live in poverty and two thirds of the workforce are no longer in secure, holidays-and-benefits jobs. The natural environment? Last winter's floods, early symptoms of global warming, tell their own, deeply ominous story.

No other party seriously addresses these issues. The Green Party not only addresses them, we see how they link up. Wealth distribution as we know it - the 'jobs' system - is coming to an end. Industry must be transformed for environmental survival.

These are two sides of the same coin. The economy of the future, where people come before production, will need rounded, feeling individuals, not trained robots, which means education, too, must be radically reformed.

Greens are reaching for a just society, able to meet these challenges. This is a mighty task, and we have much to learn. But we must never retreat into the cynicism that currently engulfs Westminster politics. One hundred and sixty years ago life expectancy for a Manchester labourer was just seventeen. Today a Mancunian can expect to live till seventy plus. Politics can change lives, and today's politics must change the world.

Separately, we can do little. Together, everything is possible.

Reach for the future. Join us. Vote Green.

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