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.
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
This Thursday we go to the ballot box to select our representatives on the County Council. “But what’s the point in voting when nothing ever changes?” The voters of the New Forest could easily be forgiven their apathy when living in such a Conservative stronghold. Our disastrously archaic First Past The Post voting system wildly … Read more
Local success for the New Forest Green’s I woke up this morning to bittersweet news in the General Election. The Conservatives may have regained a majority in Parliament, but the Green Party also achieved one of it’s best results, including here in the New Forest. Together with a groundswell of enthusiasm from local members and … Read more
New Statesman 24-30 May 2019 Leader: The Green moment Once dismissed as the home of cranks and utopian idealists, the Green Party is having a renaissance. These are propitious times for the Green Party, which is much more than a pressure group. The Greens enjoyed the biggest proportional gains of any party in the local … Read more
So far 7,200 shops, schools, colleges, community groups, charities, places of work and individuals across the UK have set up collecting boxes for used crisp and snack packets. Why? Because in the UK we open six billion packets a year and, until now, they haven’t been recycled. Forget the litter, that’s another bad story, but … Read more
Anyone want to sing or play instruments with Greenpeace on Sunday 10th? Please share this event: https://www.facebook. com/events/2029521010613479/ When: Dec 10th 10.30-1ish. Where: Meet outside The Hawthorns cafe on The Common (bike parking there) then maybe move around, going to new Play Area. What: Asking people to send a message to Cola’s CEO, and/or have their photo taken … Read more