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

Letter: Greens off screen

Sir: Bearing in mind the BBC's policy of virtually excluding any serious coverage of the smaller parties, the Party Election Broadcast is the single opportunity they get to present their case on national television.

Letter: Green Party offers long-term solutions

Sir: Sara Parkin ("Support goes to greenest candidate", 23 April) gave her reason for withdrawing from the Green Party as its failure to think strategically about how to work in the British electoral system.

Election '97: Support goes to greenest candidate credentials all important

HOW I WILL VOTE: SARA PARKIN

Election '97: Greens to act over BBC's `unfair' election coverage

Green party members are planning a campaign of direct action against the BBC in protest at their lack of coverage in the election campaign.

Election '97: Green Party Manifesto: Make EU more accountable

The Green Party launched its manifesto yesterday with policies to pull Britain out of the European Union, scrap all the United Kingdom's nuclear weapons and take the railways back into public ownership.

Letter: Lib Dems lack green vision

Sir: The Lib Dem manifesto may be the "greenest ever produced by any major party in Britain", (Trevor Brown, letter, 7 April) but it still lacks crucial elements of a truly green vision.

Letter: No green future with the CAP

Sir: For an answer to the question "How green is your party?" don't ask the parties' environment spokespeople: they're too well practised at saying what greens want to hear. The environment is affected by a whole range of other policies, so quiz politicians who have other remits. For example.

Greens are no longer a side dish

Strange as it may seem, one group of people has actually enjoyed the long, wearisome road to the election announcement. The longer John Major has dithered - and the rest of us have withered - the brighter they have become. Environmentalists have had a good phoney war.

Letter: Votes or violence at Newbury

Sir: "Saving the world" needs action, not patronising editorials (leading article, 13 January). The "violence" to a tipper truck at Newbury is as nothing compared to the relentless trashing and burning of ancient woodland, demolition of thousands of homes and eviction of whole communities that the roads programme continues to demand.

Leading Article: Saving the world needs leadership, not arson

Middle-class greens were brought face-to-face with the spectre of violence over the weekend, when a tipper truck was set ablaze by protesters in Newbury. Some of them (us?) will have felt a strong urge to hop into their Range Rovers and head back to respectability. But even without the actions of the Provisional wing of the ecology movement, the hardening of positions in the muddy trenches of the battles of the Newbury bypass and the Exeter-Honiton road raise important questions about the future direction of environmental protest.

Letter: The greening of minimum wage

Sir: What is the connection between "Hole in ozone layer", and "MPs unite on right to work plan?" (reports, 8 March). You can have either the ozone layer or a minimum wage, but not both.

LETTER: GREEN PARTY'S DEATH HAS BEEN EXAGGERATED

I DISAGREE with Geoffrey Lean's patronising depiction of the Green Party as "doomsters", "loonies" and "hippies".

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