The general public are starting to get the idea at last. TV, Radio and ( I am told) the papers are full of the stories of politicians from all (but not our) parties who have fiddled their accounts. The public are starting to see that ethics plays a very small part in the lives of many of our elected leaders, many, but not all by a long way I am glad to say.
This is not my reason for this blog entry. My point is that this is just the tip of an iceberg, the fact that the non-metaphorical ones are melting does not help this situation at all. Politicians are just the easiest people to catch at this game, they are not the only ones. In fact they are the visible tip of the cause of the environmental disaster we greens have been talking about for decades.
The very way or economy runs, the way the people running it think, the economic imperative of consumerism and consumption whenever possible of whatever we can get at - has used up this planet. It's obvious to us, but it is only starting to be noticed by the voting populace. This June the realisation of the facts will not have settled in deeply enough for Greens to get elected as anything but a protest vote against the others, but soon we shall be elected for the reason we have been standing - for the truth we know and which others can no longer avoid.
I am off to the Green Festival at 'The Arb'" this afternoon - as my daughter tells me under 18s call the Arboretum. The party has a stall there, I'll take photos I expect . The place will be full of like-minded people, but possibly not voters - which is a pitty. If you are one of us, not them, use your vote to show it.
If the Chancellor of the Exchequer needs help filling out his own tax return - is that not proof enough there is something wrong with the system? If he can't do it without help, why should we be expected to do it at all? The fact that he charged the cost of his help to us shows the system must be replaced. Greens have always said that.