Against the Current blogs:
GREEN PARTY candidate Chris Ford says he’s “reassessing” his membership of the Green Party in the light of the leadership shifting the party further to the right and signing up for Labour’s ‘Budget Responsibility Rules’. He’s also angry that this was done without any consultation with the party membership.Ford, who stood for the Green’s in 2014, said: “I’m very disappointed with the party I belong to for doing this! In fact, I know that many other members -like me – are disappointed and angry. I am reassessing my membership. I knew that this statement (Labour and Greens’ joint Budget Responsibility Rules agreement) was being developed but party members seem to have been largely bypassed in doing so.”
I’m not surprised that some Greens rank and file are upset. The Greens agreeing to keep spending under 30% of GDP is equivalent to National wanting to nationalise the means of production.