The Green Party in the UK are “spiteful, malicious toddlers”

The Green party are the same the world over.

Their members are well meaning if somewhat deluded, but the politicians and parties themselves are crazy lunatics who have blood on their hands through their disastrous policies.

The Green party is having a bit of a surge in the UK at the moment and they are the real danger rather than the UKIP.

People are starting to wake up.

Reading the depressing news from Greece this morning, most Britons would be forgiven for imagining: “Couldn’t happen here.” A not-terribly-post-Communist politician is about to become prime minister, by promising that which is both arithmetically and politically impossible.

Well: beware Greeks bearing nonsense on stilts. Couldn’t happen here? Look again. Britain already elects Green Party representatives who can make Syriza seem like the thoughtful mainstream. Welcome to the city of Brighton and Hove, where the Green Party has been in power since the 2011 council elections.


Syriza’s leader named his son in honour of Che Guevara? That’s nothing. Here’s Ben Duncan, at the time the Green Party councillor for Queen’s Park ward, on June 28 last year, tweeting about a memorial to the Armed Forces: “Armed Forces Day has certainly brought the hired killers onto the streets of #Brighton today. Hard to explain to my son!”

It certainly would be hard to explain to a son why he shouldn’t spit in such a father’s face, but I don’t think that was Mr Duncan’s suggestion. The local Green Party asked him to resign as a Green, or something – they have no formal whipping system – but he remains a councillor, and, as far as I can tell, continues to “work” for Green MEP Jean Lambert for which we – the taxpaying “we” – pay him something like thirty grand a year.

Brighton voters will have been less surprised than most, then, to hear Natalie Bennett, the Greens’ national leader, rhapsodising over her plans to convert the Army into some sort of counselling service.

That’s the thing about the Greens. They react in horror when one of their footsoldiers is caught being explicit over an idea – soldiers=killers, for example – to which their national policy is hardly antithetical. The only substantive difference I can see between Duncan and Bennett is that he was caught sneering, while she’s still allowed to pretend the drivel in her manifesto is just light-hearted, and “fresh and new”, as she put it at the weekend.

Unfortunately this all too familiar, even in New Zealand.

But it gets worse.

Fresh, new optimistic things, like unbanning terrorist organisations, abolishing Ofsted, and – of course – spending more and more money, the origin of which is always left unspecified. (Brighton’s Greens are considering a 5.9 per cent increase in council tax this year.)

It’s traditional in pieces about the Greens to insert a paragraph here about the party’s mango/watermelon dichotomy (some of them are hard-red Communists on the inside, the others are just ridiculous; I think that’s how it goes) but I find it an unsatisfactory metaphor. It’s insufficient, in that it doesn’t do justice to their idiocy. And it’s too kind, since it ignores their streak of malice.

Examples of idiocy are ten-a-penny in Brighton: meat-free Mondays for council staff, digging up bowling greens, the rubbish piled up everywhere, the appalling recycling rates, the roadworks so bad that one starts to give credence to the readers of the Argus who claim the gridlock is a deliberate imposition by councillors who simply hate cars. The Greens attempted to ban the speed trials, one of the city’s landmark events; they did succeed in banning the Christmas Day swim next to the pier. Fortunately, the city’s swimmers ignored them.

But malice? Is that too much? Another Green councillor was expelled because her conscience wouldn’t let her support gay marriage. I disagree with her, of course, but her deletion still took my breath away. The road to evil, I believe, begins by making windows into people’s souls, then insisting that you alone understand what should shine through them.

I actually believe the Greens are evil.

In the end, of course, the rise of these semi-extreme parties is the fault of the voters alone. Such parties are indulged by a culture with the attention span of a fruit-fly – how boring to listen to Miliband and Cameron, when we’ve got Bennett and Farage on hand! Waft the oxygen of publicity over febrile individuals, but don’t then be surprised when the sparks start to fly.

“What are you afraid of, boys?” asks Natalie’s new publicity poster, designed to edge her on to the (pointless, but that’s another piece) TV debates. That more British citizens repeat our city’s mistake of 2011, Natalie, and end up governed by the spiteful toddlers from your appalling party. The news from Greece doesn’t inspire.

Sigh it is so similar it is almost depressing.

The more the Greens are shut out of power the more shrill they get. Labour’s biggest problem isn’t their lack of talent, it is the fact that in order to govern they need to have the Greens onboard.

We saw last year just how arrogant they were when they thought they would get across the line. My prediction is they will grow that arrogance.


– The Telegraph


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  • Annoyed

    National need to treat them like an actual party. Instead of just ignoring them as loons (which is how they should be treated to be honest), National need to handhold the voters and actually explain to them why the Greens are loons. Act tried but the MSM simply ignored them. National need to treat them seriously and put them in their place.

    • WeaselKiss

      Yes, hopefully this is the kind of thing Freed will be able to report to us without spin or fear or bias.
      That’s what I am hoping for anyway.

    • OneTrack

      but the MSM suppressed the message that was inconvenient to their agenda you mean.

  • Benoni

    It is great that Greece gets a looney left government. As they flush themselves down into the economic toilet it might be a warning to those around the world that wishful thinking is not a plan of action. NZ and the world have a ringside seat at this Socialist Paradise that every left-wing party in the west promises .

    • Albert Root

      China will save them.

      • The Accountant

        It will get to the point they will borrow from anyone on any terms in order to fund a lifestyle they can’t afford. Will be very interesting and a great example on which to base (or rather not) future policy.

  • Hard1

    The Greens in Wellington are pro-drinking,brothels and bicycles. They think Wellington should be like Amsterdam with cyclists everywhere and are planning on spending millions on cycleways. As a result, retail is suffering immensely through less car parking available, and ever present wardens also checking warrants and rego on all streets, not only the metered parks. Lambton Quay is dead. It’s all takeaways and cheap clothes. Only the malls with free parking are full.
    Every building has been yellow stickered adding a minimum of $500 per square meter for landlords to find in a 14 year limitation, otherwise you must demolish the building.
    Shop rents are $1,000 per meter/year in most areas, which is unsustainably high. There are over 300 buildings for sale and over 3,700 leases available. Businesses are going under frequently.
    The green council are considering turning an important coastal artery into a natural sand dune.
    Like Auckland, though, they do treat themselves rather nicely. I guess that’s what being Green really boils down to. An easy job in a government department.

  • TSD

    It is of the greatest importance that Labour find a way to reduce the greens. We absolutely need a strong opposition in order for the contest of ideas to work and retain the brilliant example of governance we have. Unfortunately, as long as the threat of the greens in government remains a specter, Labour can’t be that opposition. You simply can’t be a challenge to the elected government’s ideas without a realistic base that will vote for you, and with the greens trying to play co-governance Labour needs to cripple them to get it.

    An intelligent opposition and the destruction of the communist party, oh such a whimsical dream.

  • caochladh

    “Well: beware Greeks bearing nonsense on stilts.” When I was growing up, the common mantra was “beware the Greeks in leapfrog games”. I must confess that I had no idea what it meant until I went to secondary school.