The Russian-led war on the sovereign state of Ukraine has already seen disastrous loss of life and countless displaced people. As it stands, the UK will only be allowing Ukrainians seeking refuge to enter with a visa. Visas are only available to spouses, unmarried partners of at least two years, parents or their children if one is under 18, or adult relatives who are carers. Ukrainians coming to the UK face criminalisation if they fail to tick those boxes.
We’re facing the most extreme cost-of-living crisis in a generation, driven by the dramatic rise in fossil fuel prices. The poorest people are being hit hardest, with many now faced with the stark choice between heating and eating. We need to take immediate emergency measures to get financial help to those who so desperately need it. We are calling for a Dirty Profits Tax and are asking you to get involved in making the Government listen.
Kristina Bourdillon and Lucy Bramley are delighted to announce that they are the new co-leaders (Joint Coordinators) of the New Forest Green Party. They were voted in at the party’s AGM on 10 January 2022. John Pemberton retired as Coordinator and was given hearty cheers for his contribution over the years. This is such an … Read more
As if the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts bill wasn’t enough, the Elections Bill is about to be debated in the House of Lords, and if it passes, hundreds of local people could loose their right to vote.What is the Bill about and why should we be concerned? It stands to be a seriously harmful … Read more
Lucy stood very effectively in the recent Bransgore and Burley District Council by-election on 23 December 2021. She obtained approximately one third of the votes cast and was placed ahead of Conservative and Labour candidates. “We came 2nd in the Bransgore and Burley by-election. Wonderful result considering we had 5 weeks to campaign, and did … Read more
New Forest, Autumn 2021 Around 230 councils in the United Kingdom have declared a climate emergency, many of them setting 2030 as their target date to achieve net-zero carbon. Across the world, and as of June this year, 1,900 local governments in 34 countries have made climate emergency declarations. The term ‘climate emergency’ is used … Read more
Recent news article ‘Senior NFDC Tories at odds over climate change urgency’ was written by Jon Waller – firstname.lastname@example.org | Published: 00:30, 19 September 2021. You can read it here: https://www.advertiserandtimes.co.uk/news/senior-nfdc-tories-at-odds-over-climate-change-urgency-9216366/ Our response to this article is below: “Sir – The recent debate over NFDC’s Climate (in)Action, is deeply concerning (reported 19.9.21). The use of ‘Emergency’ vs ‘Action Plan’ would … Read more
Success in the Hampshire County Council elections Well done Greens in the County Council election of 6 May 2021. To have New Forest Green Party candidates standing in all 10 County Council divisions in the New Forest is an achievement in itself. But to then get 10.2% of the vote is quite remarkable. This percentage … Read more
In the first half of the 19th century, the American naturalist and writer Henry David Thoreau wrote ‘Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth’. He might think differently now. Flying is a wonderful means of transport, with many benefits. It has linked people and countries across the … Read more