With some regret, I am leaving the Green Party. I support the parties core environmental views, but can not concur with the widely shared view in the party that all cut to spending should be resisted no matter how wasteful.
The general populace of this country enjoy a standard of living way beyond that to which we are entitled, and the Greens seem to be committed to encouraging people to expect and demand these ridiculous levels of consumption, whilst I agree that equality is a major issue, I consider very few to be in real poverty as opposed to relative poverty (which does exist), if the Greens adopt a more realistic stance on public expenditure, I may rejoin at some future date.The blog goes on to insist that the Coalition's spending cuts "are about making the richer richer and the rest of us poorer".
That's a point of view, but it dodges the real question for the Greens. If the party believes that current levels of consumption are unsustainable, then that must include consumption by the public sector too, mustn't it?
Interestingly, the blog also remarks:
Apparently a (very very small) number of Party members unhappy with our position of opposing the cuts are being drawn to the Liberal Democrats.