24 May '18, 1pm

Is the Labour party prepared to be ‘the greenest government ever?’

A lot can be said regarding the Labour party’s unexpected performance during the 2017 general election. Notably, the manifesto - For the Many, Not the Few - took a lot of the plaudits. For this environmental analysis, the manifesto is a useful reference point. However, the primary focus here is on the greener components of Labour’s present complexion. A few questions can help to unravel this: What exactly did the manifesto say about the environment? What messages have Labour broadcast since? And what is Labour saying now with relation to environmental policy? Community energy In the manifesto, there are encouraging signs. For example, over the two-pages devoted to environmental and animal welfare issues the party is keen to woo green voters. "A Labour government will prioritise a sustainable, long-term future for our farming, fishing and food industries, fund robust flood ...

Full article: https://theecologist.org/2018/may/24/labour-party-prepare...

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