Tuesday, 15 January 2013


Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party, will be addressing the Annual General Meeting of Kent Green Party being held at Wye, on Saturday 19th January. She will be speaking from 3.30pm at Wye Village Hall, Bridge Street, Wye and the event is open to the public from that time. Natalie Bennett says:
"The country faces a difficult period until the next general election. The economic boost which investment in renewable energy and energy conservation, expanded education, training and health and social care could provide are all denied by Coalition policies.

"Our situation could be described as a tale of two deficits. The Coalition believes it must impoverish half of the households in the country by wage, job and benefit cuts to pay off the public sector deficit. But the Coalition suffers from a 'deficit of care'. Our shrinking public services demonstrate a callous disregard in the Coalition for the needs of many people in our society.

'And their approach is failing to meet even its stated aim, with essential public servants being thrown into unemployment, adding to the benefits bill while cutting tax income and reducing the opportunities for private business.

"There are Green Party alternatives to impoverishing many households: collecting fair taxes from corporations and wealthy individuals, investing in essential services. But the Coalition has a deficit of care and prefers to run a country with ever more food banks for the hungry(1), increasing homelessness and declining access to health care. The Green Party offers hope for the future, challenging the idea that we should or can continue on the path set by the Blair, Brown and Cameron governments."


FURTHER INFORMATION: Natalie Bennett 020 7549 0310 OR Steve Dawe, Press Officer, KENT GREEN PARTY, on 01732 355185 or 07747 036192. Contact address as above. Promoted by H.Dawe for Kent Green Party, both at 27 Audley Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1XF. KENT GREEN NEWS, free ezine, is available by subscription at www.kentgreenparty.org
1.      There are food banks now in every district council area in Kent and in Medway.

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