Green Leicester

Comment and analysis by Leicester Green Party, and its fellow-travellers

Electrifying success!

And we’ve won! Sort of. The electrification ‘pause’ is now over. Here’s the official announcement. And here are some media reports. We’ll be discussing options about what to do with this … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stop the trade union bill

You’ve probably heard by now that the Government are bringing in a new trade union bill. The bill passed its second reading on 14 September with a majority of 33, … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Question Time in Leicester

BBC Question Time is coming to Leicester on the 8th October. Seems to be it offers an ideal opportunity for people to go along and speak a bit of truth … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

(We’re still trying to) Electrify the Midland Mainline!

A group of us were out at the train station this morning again encouraging people to sign our petition for the ‘Electrify the Midland Mainline’ campaign. We’ve been out every … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

“VW: just how poisonous are your cars?”

On Thurs 24th, Leicester Green Party members staged a swift photo-call outside the nearest VW logo, and asked VW to come clean about how polluting their diesel cars really are. … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

Responding to Corbyn’s election

As I’ve written previously, like many I watched Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign, and the movement that grew up around it, with both fascination and admiration. However, the sheer magnitude and … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

Amend the Hunting Act, Make It Stronger!

After their crushing defeat in July when the Tories tried to disable the Hunting Act 2004, however much the bloodsport enthusiasts bleated about it being to help farmers, it’s been … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Electrify the Midland Mainline! Zero Tolerance For Air Pollution Pt II

Carrying on with our call for the midland mainline to be switched from diesel to electricity, we were once again outside Leicester  train station on Saturday morning in support of the … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Leicester City bids to fund 10,000 electric cars in the city.

We are glad to hear that Leicester City Council is fully embracing the idea of reducing carbon and nitrogen dioxide from road transport. The Leicester Green Party recently sent a … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Look what they Jez did!

I few weeks ago I wrote a post on this blog about Jeremy Corbyn. My main point was that he shared many of the ideas and values of the Green … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · 1 Comment