23 March 2009
Britain needs the Green Party more than ever before, the party’s deputy leader Adrian Ramsay told the Blackpool conference this morning.
The government’s action on both the climate crisis and the recession was seriously flawed, he said – wasting time on dreams of new nuclear power stations, which would create far too few jobs, far too late to help tackle the recession, while also being too late to make the necessary difference in emissions-reduction. Massive investment in the full range of policies for greening the economy would deliver far more jobs much faster, he said.
Mr Ramsay also stressed the party’s determination to keep pushing a radical and ethical agenda on banking and public services. His declaration of the Green Party’s support for the CWU campaign to keep the Royal Mail in public hands was greeted with loud applause.