Natalie Bennett

Natalie Bennett’s recent faux pas set me thinking. Are we too hung up on party leaders? The Greens stand for the content of their manifesto. I don’t doubt that Natalie had a good deal of input to that manifesto but the whole party presents it and takes responsibility for it. Similar could be said of Messrs Milliband, Cameron, Farage, &c. How much should we read into Ms. Bennett’s failure? Does that really reflect on the fitness or otherwise of the Greens to govern?


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8 Responses to Leaders

  1. Arkenaten says:

    Reading anything about British politics these days leaves me completely bemused and befuddled.
    I have no idea who these people are.
    I lost touch after Disraeli or was it Atlee?

    • micklively says:

      Folk who live here are similarly bemused and befuddled. 😉
      Thanks Ark.

      • Arkenaten says:

        So nothing has really changed since I left ( just after the Boer War)?

        • micklively says:

          Still weeping over our lost empire; still thinking we can act independently to the US or EU; still pretending we matter; still killing folk.

          • Arkenaten says:

            While i can appreciate there ( maybe) a certain amount of common sense in withdrawing from the Common Market it still seems a negative move. Another barrier to remove. Holding on to being ”British”. Odd.
            My brother in law drives a truck and travels all around Europe with minimal hindrance. He loves his job and every week we chat via Google from Spain , Italy Germany, France or wherever.
            To him it’s just one long road with different people.

            • micklively says:

              Your brother-in-law sounds like a wise bloke. I’d go further and do away with countries all together. If we get rid of religion too, we’d have no reasons to go to war.

              • Arkenaten says:

                Ah … a man after my own heart! The problem though is this may lead to doing away with football teams. Hmm.. difficult!
                Seriously, Francisco( my BIL) has no time for Football or sports either because of the friction it so often creates. Living in Portugal soccer is almost a religion between Benfica and Porto as I’m sure you can imagine. He is the most centered bloke I have ever known in my life.

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