Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Endorsement letter for me...

To the Editor;

The Norwich North byelection offers a remarkable opportunity for the reshaping of British politics, less than a year out from the next General Election. 

For the first time ever, a Parliamentary byelection is taking place in a centre of Green Party strength, and the Greens' prospects are (as a result) being taken wholly seriously by voters and the media. 

Less than six months out from the Copenhagen climate conference, a conference that will make or break efforts to protect our climate from the battering to which human activities are subjecting it, it would be extremely timely to have an unprecedentedly strong showing from the Green Party in this byelection. Moreover, the Greens' strong commitment both to cleaning up politics and to achieving social justice only add force to the argument. And against the backdrop of an unprecedented and understandable loss of faith in the 'main 3' Parties, it is clear that there is all to play for in Norwich North. 

We the undersigned know the Green candidate, Rupert Read, and know him to be a person of integrity. We are pleased to be able to write in support of his candidature today. If the people of Norwich North vote for him, they will be voting for someone who would make a fine MP for a fine city.

Jonathon Porritt, Director, Forum for the Future
Aubrey Meyer, Director, Global Commons Institute and Nobel Prize nominee
George Monbiot, author
John Stewart, founder, Hacan Clear Skies
Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner
Mayer Hillman, Senior Fellow Emeritus, Policy Studies Institute
Angie Zelter, founder, International Womens Peace Service
Mark Lynas, columnist and author.

1 Comments:

Blogger Rupert said...

Mark Thomas (the political comedian) also signed the letter along these lines that was published in the _Guardian_ in the week before the election, btw.

6 August 2009 at 19:03  

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To the Editor;

The Norwich North byelection offers a remarkable opportunity for the reshaping of British politics, less than a year out from the next General Election. 

For the first time ever, a Parliamentary byelection is taking place in a centre of Green Party strength, and the Greens' prospects are (as a result) being taken wholly seriously by voters and the media. 

Less than six months out from the Copenhagen climate conference, a conference that will make or break efforts to protect our climate from the battering to which human activities are subjecting it, it would be extremely timely to have an unprecedentedly strong showing from the Green Party in this byelection. Moreover, the Greens' strong commitment both to cleaning up politics and to achieving social justice only add force to the argument. And against the backdrop of an unprecedented and understandable loss of faith in the 'main 3' Parties, it is clear that there is all to play for in Norwich North. 

We the undersigned know the Green candidate, Rupert Read, and know him to be a person of integrity. We are pleased to be able to write in support of his candidature today. If the people of Norwich North vote for him, they will be voting for someone who would make a fine MP for a fine city.

Jonathon Porritt, Director, Forum for the Future
Aubrey Meyer, Director, Global Commons Institute and Nobel Prize nominee
George Monbiot, author
John Stewart, founder, Hacan Clear Skies
Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner
Mayer Hillman, Senior Fellow Emeritus, Policy Studies Institute
Angie Zelter, founder, International Womens Peace Service
Mark Lynas, columnist and author.
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