Unashamedly democratic socialist in flavour, with a raft of bold pledges that go far beyond the grey focus group designed middle-England pleasing platitudes that the three main parties seem satisfied to place one their stalls. No kneeling before the Chicago School neo-liberal consensus. That’s the Green Party party political broadcast for the May 2nd elections. Gutsy, and a demonstration that Green politics go further than recycling and ecological conservation. Much further. Sadly there won’t be a Green standing for the parliamentary by-election in South Shields, but it’s understandable – £500 could be spent better elsewhere rather than losing it fighting to be an also-ran in a safe Labour seat where the other parties are scrabbling for the honour of second place.
It isn’t just an election broadcast, it’s a proclamation of what is possible. Watch it.