Quote of the Week

February 15, 2010 at 6:43 pm 2 comments

“To some degree it matters who’s in office, but it matters more how much pressure they’re under from the public.”

Noam Chomsky


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Let’s Debate Stat of the Week

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  • 1. Noam  |  February 15, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    You stay silent on the state of Calderdale’s Children & Young People’s Services and quote this from Chomsky.

    Kate you cherry-pick quotes about democracy whilst being in a stronger position than most to apply pressure, and instead carp about being invited to a debate.

    Self-interested opportunism, at best. The question must be asked, why are the Green Party so disinterested in a major local issue? Why should the Green Party choose to ignore the dire circumstances that their Conservative counterpart has been responsible for, by prioritising their political ambition over their professional duty to Calderdale.

    Every minute that Craig Whittaker spends campaigning for, debating for, kissing babies for, the Calder Valley seat. Is time spent not focusing on his responsibility to rectify the catastrophic problems he has presided over.

    And the Green Party appear to approve of this. Shameful.

  • 2. Chris  |  February 16, 2010 at 12:26 am

    “States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.”


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This blog started during the months before the 2010 General Election, in which I was the Green candidate for Calder Valley. It's morphed into an account of green activism...and other meanderings.

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