So this is an unusual blog I have a lot I could say about very little and not sure yet how to say it. After the great support of my local green councillor I signed up to be a member of the Green Party of England & Wales. I try not to be political in my life and even thought I was a huge supporter of Jeremy Corbyn and really bought into the philosophy of ‘For the Many & Not the Few’ I never felt like he owned his own party and they seemed to blame him more for not being in power than they blamed the Tories. Which arguably left to an own goal for labour and a victory for the Conservative led by Boris Johnson at the election victory. It’s a pity your government was not as efficient at clearing the virus as you were at winning an election as it might not have quite so much blood on its hands then.
Green light goes ahead for HS2 by Boris’s Government presently see article from LBC radio again Bravo Boris another job well done.
So why am I bitching about this well I have spoken to 2 wildlife Police officers in the last 48 hours as well as receiving two emails from my elected councillor for my ward of St. David’s in Exeter. I supplied four photos of evidence of the damage that Network rail did to the railway track outside my house which led to the present investigation by the police and also led to me joining the green party.
I have also had East West Rail checking out at least one of my websites this week and they are Linked in to the people in government building HS2.
The logo is not very clear as they seem to have turned to the darkside.
I have also had confirmation from my Green councillor that they have policies to support wildlife which are as follows.
Caroline Lucas launches Green Party nature commitments, and A New Deal for Nature*
Place: The Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J
0BF. Time: 11am.
Caroline Lucas, former co-leader of the Green Party and its candidate in Brighton Pavilion, will be showcasing the Party’s commitments on nature and launching A New Deal for Nature, at an event at The Linnean Society in central London.
‘ A New Deal for Nature is an independent report commissioned earlier this year to inform her work in Parliament, as well as to feed in to the Green Party’s policies on nature and stimulate public and political debate. It’s been written by a group of leading UK conservationists and
nature writers, Mark Cocker, Jeremy Mynott, Jake Fiennes, Helen Smith and Patrick Barkham.
“We are not only running out of time on the climate emergency, there’s also little time left to reverse the catastrophic decline in nature and
wildlife,” Lucas said.
“This election has to mark a turning point and the moment when people vote for Nature.”
*Green party commitments on nature and wildlife*
It is more urgent than ever to reverse the decline of wildlife and nature in Britain, one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world. The 2019 State of Nature report found that 41% of species in the UK have declined, and a quarter of mammals are at risk of disappearing
The Green Party’s manifesto has more than 70 proposals related to nature and wildlife, with the boldest and best policies for protecting it – for the benefit of people and nature. As the UN global assessment of nature, the IPBES, made clear, the breaking of environmental limits
presents extreme danger for all humanity.
Among manifesto pledges are a 10-year transition to agro-ecological farming, more outdoor learning and the introduction of a GCSE in Natural History to encourage better knowledge and understanding of nature.
One of the party’s key proposals is for a Sustainable Economy Act, so that the way we run our economy works with nature not against it, with new legally binding targets for biodiversity, soil health and water quality alongside other measures.
It is a broken economic system which has caused both the climate and biodiversity crises, and that has to be addressed if we are to restore our natural world.
That means moving away from endless consumption and GDP growth as the measure of economic success, scrapping environmentally destructive projects like HS2 and airport expansion, and repurposing the economy so that it also serves the needs of future generations.
While the Green Party manifesto is more ambitious and comprehensive than any other in its pledges on nature and wildlife, the Party recognises the importance of being challenged by experts to ensure policies measure up to the challenges we face.
A New Deal for Nature focuses on eight areas for change including farming, schools & young people, urban wildlife, the marine environment and biosecurity. Among its 80 recommendations are:
* New national parks, with a goal of designating 20% of Britain asnational park.
* Every farmer should devote a minimum of 15% of their land to nature,and be paid to do so.
* All primary schools should deliver one hour a day outdoor learning every day, in addition to break time.
* Twin every primary school with a farm
* Encourage more wildlife-friendly gardens by casting off the obsession with tidiness. Ban the sale of all plastic grass, unlessfor sports pitches via planning permission.
* Wild public land. Hospital grounds to be re-greened and re-wilded toaid patient recovery
* Permanently protect some brownfield sites as SSSIs, give others “pop-up” temporary wildlife protection
* A moratorium on expansion of aquaculture operations, particularlyopen-cage salmon farming, shown to be harming the aquatic environment..
* Improve early-warning systems to assess the threats posed byinvasive, non-native species which are growing by 10-12 speciesevery year.
Let the truth set us free.
Ecocide is the enemy and unless you know what the enemy is you don’t know how to face it or how to defeat it.