Friday, 1 April 2011

On first posts and the Green Party

I've moved the Radish Blogs onto Blogspot as the template formatting was getting way too complicated. Running three blogs was also becoming a bit of a nightmare so it's just going to be the one from now on.

Radish, in the form of Meg, joined the Green Party two weeks ago. After so much posturing and pontificating about the problems of consumerism in the face of peak oil and ruined communities it has become time to tie myself once and for all to a political party that properly represents where I am at the present time. Imagine my surprise when I received a call from the Leeds Green Party to become a paper candidate! Amidst quick and panicked fantasies of suddenly becoming an elected member of Leeds City Council, I learned that paper candidature was about gauging popularity and whether it would be worth fielding a candidate in the future. I declined. Somehow I didn't think it would be right to use people's votes in this way, though on hindsight it would still be part of a legitimate process. By voting for a green candidate it will allow the greens to put more resources into getting voters what they want. Too late now. Next year perhaps.

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