Owen Jones misunderstands the fundamental philosophy of the Green party

Letter from Edward Milford in The Guardian 26 Feb 2018

Owen Jones misunderstands the fundamental philosophy of the Green party. We have an overall goal that is to allow all of humanity to thrive, democratically, while making only sustainable use of the planet’s resources. Under this overarching approach, a fairer distribution of resources (which some might want to label as “leftwing”) is just one, albeit essential, component. By contrast, Labour continues to rely on infinite growth on a finite planet to underwrite its policies. When it eventually grasps the physical contradiction this implies, the damage it does to us all, and adjusts what it stands for accordingly, I’m sure it could easily affiliate with the Green party.
Edward Milford
Hereford and South Herefordshire Green party

referring to Owen’s opinion piece “The Greens’ best hope is to sign up with Labour” on 22 February

 

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