Our strategy

We aim to rouse the sleeping dragon that is the broad mass of ordinary, right-thinking people, who are concerned about climate change but do not see themselves as leftists or extremists. Once roused, they will become a far more potent force for change than any current breed of environmentalist, as they represent the mainstream. This aspiration is not so outlandish — the green movements of both Germany and Switzerland, originally born of the left, have now moved smartly to the right.

The blue green movement, spearheaded by the Blue Environment Party, begins right here in the 2010 General Election in the new constituency of Chelsea Fulham. We do not need to win. We simply hope to prove that our message resonates with many people, and that for places like Chelsea & Fulham, and many others across the country, a centre-right green party can mobilise as much or more support than a left-wing one. We hope to become a genuine centre-right alternative to the Green Party, which can open the way for more conservative thinkers to identify with environmental issues.

However, should we be elected, we will campaign on some local issues in the constituency, such as the potential for the Thames to flood and the ultimate removal of Heathrow to the Thames estuary so that over-flight of populated areas will no longer be necessary.

After the General Election, our next step will be to stand in the European elections, which are on a proportional representation basis and therefore give us a greater chance of attracting significant support.

Our overriding aim is to convince other parties to adopt our ideas, and gradually change British and world policy on climate change. Ultimately, for the good of the environment, we may be able to make an alliance with Green Party, where we bring voters from the centre right and they bring voters from the left to campaign for our mutual benefit.

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