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Too many let electoral tactics influence their decision in the polling booth

Darren Johnson

The Green Party candidate in London's mayoral race responds to some disparaging remarks about his policies made by John Walsh

Leading Article: Out of her tree

TOES MAY curl in embarrassment and lips may sneer at the New-Age gibberish uttered by the tree-hugging "Butterfly" of California, a 25- year-old woman who came down from a giant redwood after two years.

Blair attempts to woo greens

TONY BLAIR called leading environmentalists to Downing Street for a secret "private" meeting last week as green issues moved sharply up his agenda. And, in a separate meeting an hour earlier, two other prominent greens held talks with his top advisers.

Village greens spared in historic ruling against church's plans

VILLAGE GREENS all over the country will be safer from the threat of development after a group of residents in Oxfordshire overcame the might of the Church of England in a landmark court case yesterday.

Belgian PM quits after poll defeat

BIG GAINS by Greens, Liberals and far-right parties in Belgium's general election forced the humiliating departure yesterday of Europe's longest-serving prime minister, Jean-Luc Dehaene.

Animal lobby gives pounds 50,000 to Greens

A LEADING animal welfare pressure group, which gave pounds 1m to Labour's war chest before the 1997 general election, is so "disappointed" with the party that it is now backing the Greens.

Euro poll `must be vote on GM food' is key issue for Greens

VOTERS SHOULD make next month's elections to the European Parliament a referendum on the Government's policy on genetically modified food, the Green party said yesterday.

Letter: Euro flutter

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German Greens castigate leaders

GERMANY'S GREENS confronted themselves yesterday with the question of whether they were ready for government, and answered with a resounding No.
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