Category Archives: Economy

Positive Money

Positive Money

Early listing for a Green Party event: The Green party is organising a talk on Positive Money, to be held at ‘The Eatery‘ at 84  Echo Square, on Thursday 22 September, 7 pm for 7.30. The speaker will be John Benson and this promises to be an interesting talk. by

Small is Beautiful but Big Matters Too

Small is Beautiful but Big Matters Too

The only revolution, if we leave Europe, would be an uprising against a raft of EU environmental and social legislation, under the guise of ‘reducing red tape’. This would leave workers, our important nature habitats and the health of our citizens in far worse shape than is currently the case within the EU warns Green… Continue reading »

Warning to Europe: how TTIP threatens public health care and pensions

By Michael Hudson. From a speech to SANICADEMIA on May 10, 2016 in Villach, Austria for the 5th International Congress on Geriatrics and Gerontology and the 59th Austrian Convention for Hospital Management: “We’re Living Longer: The healthcare challenges for today and tomorrow.” The most obvious approach to look at how European care for the elderly… Continue reading »

Greens worst fears confirmed by leaked TTIP papers

Greens have said their worst fears about the on-going EU-US Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal have been confirmed following a leak of documents to Greenpeace. Molly Scott Cato, a longstanding critic of TTIP and MEP for South West England said: “The leaked documents released this morning prove what the Green Group in the… Continue reading »

EU and Corporate Power: Green position

In a matter of weeks, people in the UK will go to the polls to decide if we want to remain in the European Union. For Greens, the EU referendum debate must include a thorough discussion about tackling corporate power. The ‘leave’ campaign has offered no solutions to how the UK alone would succeed in ensuring… Continue reading »

Greens urge Obama to support EU citizens and small business, not TTIP

GREEN MEPs are using the visit of President Obama to the UK to highlight the threats posed to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) from TTIP, the planned EU-US trade deal. Green MEPs have long opposed TTIP, describing it as a ‘corporate charter’, and have been at the forefront of opposition in the European Parliament… Continue reading »

Budget 2016

Context Just four months after boasting (in his Autumn Statement, in November) that his “long-term economic plan is working”, George Osborne has indicated that weaker economic growth and an associated deterioration in the public finances may ‘force’ him to make an additional £4bn of savings by 2020. The economy is £18bn smaller than the Office for Budget Responsibility… Continue reading »

Chancellor’s ‘climate-wrecking’ Budget has exposed the hypocrisy of the Government

Caroline Lucas, the Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion, has said that the Chancellor’s ‘climate-wrecking’ Budget has exposed the hypocrisy of the Government’s talk of putting the next generation first as ‘nothing short of hot air’. Lucas slammed the Government’s ‘economic failure’ and his ‘deepening attacks on those in need’. Caroline Lucas MP said: “The Government’s… Continue reading »

EU and US vow to speed up talks on TTIP trade deal

Senior European and US officials have vowed to accelerate talks on a controversial trade deal that critics say would weaken environmental and consumer standards, while giving too much power to companies to sue governments. Negotiators from the EU and the United States confirmed they were hoping to secure agreement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment… Continue reading »