Whence/whither the Green Party?
Here is a short list of some of the main developments to have taken place in the Green Party in this country in the last few years:
1) This is quite interesting: A couple of years ago, there would hardly have been a page like this on the 'Daily Telegraph' website: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/green-party/
2) My piece from OPEN DEMOCRACY responding to Caroline's election as MP last year: http://rupertsread.blogspot.com/2010/05/caroline-lucas-does-it-for-greens.html
3) Here is possibly the most important substantive thing that the British Green Party has done for the world in the last few years: the concept of the Green New Deal, originated by Caroline's intellectual soulmate and report-writer Colin Hines, in concert with a bunch of other luminaries including of course Caroline herself: http://www.greenparty.org.uk/news-archive/3493.html
4) My take on the issues facing the Green Party recently/currently organisationally etc.:
5) The Party has rejigged its science policy fundamentally in the last 18 months. Here is an installment: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/apr/29/green-party-science-policy Here is the most recent achieved state of affairs: http://liberalconspiracy.org/2011/03/02/the-green-party-now-has-a-science-policy-i-can-be-proud-of/ [I chaired the debate in question, which was surprisingly consensual.]
6) Here is the most important thing to have happened internally in the Party in the last few years: the leadership referendum, which required a two thirds majority, which was achieved with room to spare. Without this achievement, of which I was one of the movers, Caroline surely wouldn't have been elected as MP: http://jimjay.blogspot.com/2007/12/leadership-referendum-result.html