Isle of Wight Green candidate launches the Green Guarantee Manifesto

Vix Lowthion sets out the Isle of Wight Green Party’s plans for their Green Guarantee, including Beacon status for the Island as a centre of renewable energy engineering.

Vix Lowthion in Church Litten

Vix Lowthion, the prospective parliamentary candiate for the Green Party in the 2017 general election launched her manifesto today.

She said,

“The 2017 General Election manifesto of the Green Party of England and Wales takes the form of an expanded list of the key priorities for elected Green MPs.

“Big, bold ideas to create a Britain that we can all be proud of.

“I have carefully gone through this document, and other IW Green policies, and this has led to our IW Green Guarantee – an Island-based Green manifesto of pledges that I will put into action as your MP for the Island for the next five years.”

The Isle of Wight Green Guarantee
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beacher
IW Green Guarantee – an Island-based Green manifesto of pledges …..more political double speak…definition of a guarantee…..Something that ensures a particular outcome: even if Vix were to be elected she can’t guarantee many if any of the items on her green guarantee. However I take particular issue with three ‘guarantees’. Fight to keep services at St Marys with an immediate cash injection…..how is she proposing that this… Read more »
wigtheco

Hopefully people on the Isle of Wight vote for a Caring Britain by voting Vix for MP…
Green party outlines plan for ‘caring Britain’ in manifesto launch
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/22/green-party-plan-caring-britain-manifesto-launch

as Conservative May outlines here ‘Dementia tax’
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dementia-tax-conservative-manifesto-2017-general-election-cabinet-ministers-theresa-may-poll-lead-a7748651.html

Black Dog
I agree with beacher. It is absolute nonsense underpinned by the Green Party. Like UKIP for every good idea they have there are a hundreds of undeliverable ones. I am deeply concerned about the concersative candidate’s ability to provide effective representation of the needs of islanders. Looking at his declaration of interests it does make very strange reading. If voted in he will be a company man… Read more »
Steve Goodman
‘I agree with everyone important at the last global climate crisis conference. It is absolute nonsense to ignore the urgent need to get greener, and the Green Party understands that better than others, who instead of implementing the essential good ideas are failing to halt and reverse the damage. I am deeply concerned about the needs of Islanders and others. Looking at the history of those in… Read more »
Billy Builder
It’s very very easy to promise the impossible if you know that you will never be in a position to deliver on that promise. Manifesto pledges made in this election by the Greens, UKIP, Labour and sadly the LibDems are aspirations rather than policies that will ever be delivered by this election. Having said that you need to look at the tenet of those manifesto pledges rather… Read more »
Geoff Brodie

Irrespective of BB’s view, the only party with any prospect of implementing their manifesto other than the Tories after this or any future election is the Labour Party, unless the voting system is changed. And the only Island MP that would ever have meaningful influence on a government would be a Labour MP working with a Labour government. Tory government’s have consistently ignored the recent Tory MP.

tr2015
Ah yes Geoff, The labour ‘manifesto’. I put it in brackets as it amounts to a bag of sweets, something for everyone, inducements to all to please vote and thereby receive the ‘bounty’. now, you will remember this was a favoured tactic of the LibDems, until Nick Clegg had to face the wrath of students promised an end to tuition fees. He too never thought for a… Read more »
Steve Goodman

Probably already presented to our progeny, with the price of PFIs, plastic and petrol pollution problems, etc.

Geoff Brodie

All governments over the last 500 years have borrowed more than they raise. National economies are a little more complicated than your household budget.

Billy Builder
Geoff, there needs to be a degree of balance between revenue and expenditure. The manifesto proposals embedded within the Labour document, together with the BRexit bill and GDP losses as a result of a Labour BRexit will cost many hundreds of billions of pounds. The economy and/or borrowing capacity of the country would not cope with this expenditure. If by some miracle Labour did get elected and… Read more »
ian123

Under Labour everything will be free; business and a few high earners will pay for everything. What could possibly go wrong?

Voting Labour on the Island is simply increasing the Tory majority.

tr2015

What business? What high earners?

there is a big wide world out there they could relocate to. then who will pay?

BB has it correct, we will be in hock to the IMF all over again…..

iain mckie

How are you feeling about Labour taking £300k off ex blackshirt Max Mosely?

hermit

How do you feel about the Conservatives allowing a fully paid up member of the IRA into their ranks? Maria Gatland, previously Maria Maguire who openly admits celebrating the death of British soldiers and civilians, recently re-elected as a Croydon Conservative Councillor.

Paleo

So she still celebrates the death of British Soldiers and civilians?

Paleo

Same question as below,. Is Max Mosley still a Blackshirt?

iain mckie

Adam Boulton asked the millionaire “are you still a fascist?”

“No,” Mosley replied. “I am a member of the Labour Party.”

Robert Jones

Max Mosley never was a Blackshirt so far as I know – his father was; what the son might have been compelled to do as an infant is neither here nor there.

I’ve heard some pretty stupid smears in my time, but this one is way out in front.

iain mckie

Mosely was a member of his father’s Union Movement (fascist party according to Wiki) until at least 1961-2 when he was an election agent. I reckon that makes his shirt a bit dark. And now he lobs in £300k to Labour which has had a major problem with anti-Semitism recently. https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/04/labour-party-become-institutionally-anti-semitic/

Caconym

McKie’s entire 2015 General Election campaign was based around trying to smear Andrew Turner (and failing). It’s his preferred modus operandi.

The irony that a 17 year old school student did, in an hour, what he failed to do does make me chuckle, though.

And how he can bang on about racism when he stood for the Kippers is really beyond the pale.

Billy Builder

mchie, how dare you turn the tragedy of the Manchester bombing of children into a party political issue. It cheap and I would have though beneath any/all civilized people.

iain mckie

Wow! I had not heard that. I knew Labour has a major problem with both anti-Semitism and IRA sympathisers in their ranks, but I had not heard about Maguire.

iain mckie

Will the Greens still stand by their pledge that belonging to a terrorist group should not be a crime? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30973388

beacher

Gone all shy Vix…you are usually a bit more forthcoming ..or are you relying on Steve to engage with us electorate’

Caconym

She has “Gone all shy” because campaigning has, rightly, been suspended in the light of the Manchester atrocity.

fedupbritain

Nobly taken a vow of silence just at the time that people want to hear plans for the nation’s security. Not leadership material.

Don Smith

VIX is totally against Fox Hunting – Good on you Vix.

tr2015

I’ll wager she’s not totally against quarrying though, are you Vix?

iain mckie

Yeah, but Greens are for the decriminalisation of being a member of a terrorist group.

iain mckie

And Labour leader called Hamas and Hezbollah ‘friends’ and is up to his neck with support for IRA.

Caconym
So you stood as a Kipper and based your entire 2015 Election campaign on trying to smear Turner. You left the Kippers when Nuttall took over. You said you wanted to stand as an independent, but didn’t. You now pop up like a bad rash trying to smear Lowthion and Critchley. What, exactly, *do* you stand for, McKie? Instead of just running cut price smear campaigns, how… Read more »
iain mckie

New Statesman article: Anti-semitism and the left: something is rotten in the state of Labour http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2016/10/anti-semitism-and-left-something-rotten-state-labour

Steve Goodman
Private Eye articles over the decades: things have been rotten in our state and others under the major parties and their business friends for far too long. Guardian article today: Electoral Commission figures show the Cons. had a £5.5m boost in donations in the three months before Mrs. May called a surprise election, and a further £4.1m in the first week of the election campaign. Their biggest… Read more »
tr2015

go on Steve, have a quiet word with her. Ask her about the quarry. Is it just our island ‘green and pleasant land’ she’s for protecting…

Steve Goodman

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Go on, have a quiet word with the properly problematic people Private Eye tell us about instead of pursuing poor attempts to persecute our preferable protectors.

tr2015

I hear it is the quarry named after her 2 children. must find out more. all is not as it seems with Ms Lowthion methinks….

Vix Lowthion
This thread has been brought to my attention – thanks for the opportunity to clarify! Yes my partner works on the continent with a multi resource supply across Eurasia. Wood , construction stone, copper , vegetable oils 100% of the sites worldwide comply and are certified with ISO 14001 environmental management systems which is not the case with any competitor. They reduced carbon footprint by over 90%… Read more »
tr2015
No Vix, it doesn’t answer my concerns at all, but I appreciate you responding. what you’re saying is that it’s ok to rip the earth apart for ‘resources’ as long as you do it sustainably. how can you do that, how can the gravel removed be replenished. let me ask you another way, would you find it acceptable to do this on the island?
tr2015
I’m truly amazed at your response. Just one aspect, how can you defend the destruction of slow growing hardwoods? How long will these assumed ancient woodlands take to recover? It suggests to me that your ‘green credentials’ do not spread beyond the use of fossil fuels, but the damage being done to earth is irrecoverable, however ‘green’ you may claim you are trying to be.
Black Dog
I am surprised that you have had to have this thread brought to your attention when you are a regular on here. I assume you have been busy with the elections and preparing to meet Ms. Feltz to discuss education as you are the Green’s education spokesperson. Just wonder how you would be using your time if you are elected to represent the Island. Traveling around the… Read more »
Steve Goodman

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As a (more regular than Vix) regular here, I also regularly have things brought to my attention because I am not constantly looking in.

I’m also often busy doing ‘common good’ voluntary work on and off Island; Vix does more, and successfully manages motherhood and teaching in addition. We need more like her.

Stewart Blackmore

Call me a cynic (and I know you will!), but more policy lifted straight from the Labour Party.

At the hustings Ms Lowthian applauded everything that Labour’s Julian Critchley said, but then they say that copying is the sincerest form of flattery!

Steve Goodman

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I support the Greens partly because others including Labour are not green enough, despite adopting/ lifting some green policies recently, and partly because the greens have always covered Labour supporter’s ‘socialist’ concerns well enough. Green pressure worldwide is improving the thinking and policies of other parties, politicians, supporters, and the public. We all have to get greener urgently, as agreed at the last global climate crisis conference.

mick

Greens have some good policies and many are similar to Labour policies but nationally the Green’s prospect are very poor under FPTP. Any Green MP from the Island would be horribly isolated and powerless at Westminister.

Steve Goodman
? Nationally the non-cons’s prospects seem increasingly poor under FPTP, helpful boundary changes, biased popular press ‘reporting’/ ‘churnalism’, fat cat funding levels from donors dodgy and less so, etc. Any Green MP from the Island would be even less ‘horribly isolated and powerless’ at Westminister than the unfortunately unclonable Caroline Lucas who for years has always been impressively unhindered by any such suggestion, working well for all… Read more »
bones

Not a criticism Steve but I am intrigued by the question mark above your posts.

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