Reach for the future

The Green Party is reaching for the future. We are working to create a caring and secure society in Britain, at peace with itself and the world; a multicultural society, in harmony with nature, where justice underpins every aspect of national life.

We are already having an effect. Green Party policies that were once marginal are becoming mainstream. Our rejection of road building is widely shared. The Government has begun to write off 'third world' debt. Nuclear power is seen as a threat, not an asset, and the reality of climate change is accepted. But there is still much to be done.

Successive governments have realised the necessity of our Green solutions. They have made speeches, issued white papers, and signed international treaties. Yet almost always, they have failed to act. Why? Because to put people and the planet before profits would have been considered 'unreal-istic' when so many powerful vested interests are at stake.

It's not as if they failed to act because they were too busy delivering benefits elsewhere. There might be more material wealth in our society than ever before, but it is bought at a heavy price. It is spread increasingly unfairly between rich and poor. It is not used, as it should be, to provide decent public services and quality of life for all. As a result, our health service is failing and our railways are crumbling. Stress, depression and juvenile delinquency stand at record levels.

This manifesto presents the policies to cure these ills and make our vision real - policies that will provide for our needs without denying those of future generations; share wealth fairly at home and abroad; gain control of the spiralling global economy; and give everyone a stake in how our society is run.

More and more people are trusting the Green Party to provide not just the ideas, but also the political leadership to make them happen. At the last European elections British Green MEPs were elected for the first time. We hold seats in the London Assembly and Scottish Parliament. We have more councillors now than ever before.

We are reaching for a future that is sustainable and just. Join us. Vote Green.

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Councillor Mike Woodin, Principal Speaker.
Councillor Mike Woodin, Principal Speaker.
Margaret Wright, Principal Speaker.
Margaret Wright, Principal Speaker.
Caroline Lucas, Member of the European Parliament. Elected 1999.
Caroline Lucas, Member of the European Parliament. Elected 1999.
Jean Lambert, Member of the European Parliament. Elected 1999.
Jean Lambert, Member of the European Parliament. Elected 1999.
Robin Harper, Member of the Scottish Parliament. Elected 1999.
Robin Harper, Member of the Scottish Parliament. Elected 1999.
Victor Anderson, Darren Johnson, Jenny Jones, Members of the Greater London Authority, elected 2000.
 
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