Why dont more people vote green party?

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Dont you care about the environment and the world as well as your own health?

More solar power and wind power = less pollution and less health issues which would ease up the strain on the NHS.

Some of you make me sick with your constant disregard of them yet you all vote for known liars and then moan when they lie about another policy.

It really is a case of sheep (public) being led by donkeys. (politicians)

Why aren't you more open minded?
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Because not everyone wants a defence policy that consists of growing a great big hedge all around Britain.
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I think people are sympathetic to a number of environmental concerns - they just don't see the greens as a serious party capable of running anything.
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Probably because we have an absurd voting system whereby there will only ever be a Labour or Tory government.
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I think they have their heart in the right place, but their ideas just seem unworkable or a bit knee-jerky
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Because most people won't vote for a party which they perceive as focusing solely on environmental issues.
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If the Green Party was in power then they would be exactly the same as Labour and the Conservatives.
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Because their policies are too socialist for most people.

I'll still vote for them at the next election though. The three main parties are a joke.
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(Original post by beautyfrombath)
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If they were a bit more serious about all their other policies, i would consider them. Would be better if the bigger parties just made some better environmental policies.
Also, "More solar power and wind power = less pollution and less health issues which would ease up the strain on the NHS." Is just wrong in so many ways. Wind power is crap. They built over 100 turbines just offshore from my house. I like the way they look, but the fact is, half of them aren't turning, and the CO2 and pollution released in making the parts and concrete makes it much less green than nuclear or gas. Also, this isn't 1930s glasgow anymore, I don't think dirty air from powerstations is a significant cause of respiratory disease anymore. smoking and obesity are much more serious drains on the NHS.
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Does it still have 2 separate leaders representing male and female party members? a lot of people are put off by that sort of mularkey (incl me)
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I don't really care that much about the environment, if I'm honest. It's not really an issue that thrills me with excitement. The Green Party is unlikely ever to gain very much power to actually influence many things, and Labour did a lot to promote green issues when Ed Miliband was Environment Secretary. I think it'd be hard to argue that the current Tory government (rather than the Tory party as a whole) are actively engaging in green issues. The British public tend not to vote for primarily single issue parties, and, unlike with UKIP, their central grievance is a one shared by mainstream centrist politicians - no Tory frontbencher is likely to be actively against promoting a greener Britain, and indeed Cameron did a lot to market his party as a modern green-issue party, despite the sceptics that crawl around his backbenches. It also doesn't help that the Green Party is a hugely left-wing party, and therefore is unlikely to gain much support from moderate third-way lefties (who remain loyal to Labour or New Labour or Blue Labour, etc) or centre-right voters (which probably make up the majority of the press-reading classes). Or Lib Dems (though, they [mainly students] might turn to the Greens now as their fringe 'clean' left-wing party).

On a personal level, I find it easier to satirise and engage with the pantomime of two-party politics. I'm also extremely wary of those who seek to characterise fringe-parties as squeaky-clean warriors against a corrupt political class. It's very hard to defend the political class when they're constantly hounded by press political-sketch-writers. If the press directed more attention at fringe parties such as the Green Party, you'd be equally pessimistic about its leadership and intentions. The BNP is an exception because, whilst it is a fringe party, it IS also treated with the newspapers' usual sensationalist venom (perhaps rightly so, in the case of the BNP).
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(Original post by beautyfrombath)
Dont you care about the environment and the world as well as your own health?
No.


(Original post by beautyfrombath)
More solar power and wind power = less pollution and less health issues which would ease up the strain on the NHS.
I don't believe in the NHS.


(Original post by beautyfrombath)
Some of you make me sick with your constant disregard of them yet you all vote for known liars and then moan when they lie about another policy.
I'm quite happy with our current government, although I wouldn't waste my party vote on Cameron, when there were better candidates.

(Original post by beautyfrombath)
Why aren't you more open minded?
Well, even if I did agree with Greens ludicrous policy, it would be a waste of a vote voting for such a party - so tactical voting would ensue.
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Let's see.

I don't think brothels should be legal.

I don't think we should get rid of Trident.

I don't want to get rid of the monarchy.

I don't think we should legalise drugs.

I support capitalism.

Oh and I dislike Caroline Lucas.

So in conclusion.....it's clearly the kind of party I would be offering my vote to....not!
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Ignoring my the fact that you seem to be a troll...
a)generally people know less about them, they're not as well advertised as "the big three"
b)tactical voting
c)I honestly don't think anyone really knows what's best for the environment after all, and even if Britain did become uber green that would immediately be offset by places like America, so....:dontknow:

What a wonderful political system we have.
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These "green" people are never happy. In their mind everything is bad.

Coal/Oil/Gas power = Pollution (fair enough)
Nuclear power = OMG PANIC! GLOWING GREEN WASTE UNDERGROUND CAUSING MUTATED ANIMALS!
Wind power = Looks bad
Solar power = Take up too much space
Biofuel power = Using food as fuel is bad (kinda fair enough)

I can't wait to see what they complain about when it comes to Fusion power, perhaps they'll be concerned that we're fusing hydrogen that comes from water and hence DRAINING THE OCEAN FOR POWER!

They rubbish ideas, but bring nothing to the table. Hence, they suck.

Edit: Neg? HAHA! These people don't even give a reason for the neg. Why? Because they can't counter my arguments. They just get angry at the fact they've wasted time in dealing with the Green party.
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I remember at the last elections listening to a leading member of the Green Party on the radio and she was talking about how cities didn't need all the shops that they have and talking about not having as many shops and stuff, which I just think is so stupid. I love shopping, as do most of the female population. Why would we vote to have less shops because some woman is worried that the amount of shops being built is harming the environment? Fair enough the environment is important, but so is the economy and the welfare of people and the human race is a selfish race and if we want shops we're going to have shops! I will never vote Green after that. Before that radio broadcasting I was very open to the idea of voting Green. Now? Never ever ever.
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(Original post by beautyfrombath)
Dont you care about the environment and the world as well as your own health?

More solar power and wind power = less pollution and less health issues which would ease up the strain on the NHS.

Some of you make me sick with your constant disregard of them yet you all vote for known liars and then moan when they lie about another policy.

It really is a case of sheep (public) being led by donkeys. (politicians)

Why aren't you more open minded?
Same reason not so many people vote for the Lib Dems.

It's all well and good saying you'll do this and that when you've got little chance of finding yourself in a position of power, but when you do find yourselves in said position of power (as the Lib Dems, to some extent, have done), every policy crumbles away. Simple example is the tuition fees. Pre-election the Lib Dems insisted they would not support a fee increase yet we all know what happened post-election.
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You can't complain that the government isn't being more green when it's their fault people believe we even need to be green. The whole issue of man-made CO2 emissions causing global warming is mostly a lie anyway. All just a scam.
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Because if they get more power than they're worth then they'll turn red as quickly as a frog in a blender.
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I actually voted for them in the latest local election; on a constituency level, their candidates talk far more sense than any from the other parties.

(This area is about 60% Tory anyway, so it doesn't really actually matter who you vote for )
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