Voices

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".

Letter: Trees and traffic

From Mr Martin Hughes-Jones

Greens try to stay afloat in sea of troubles

NICHOLAS SCHOON

$200m buys a lot of water

WATERWORLD Kevin Reynolds (12)
News
US comedian Bill Mahr
people
Voices
Winston Churchill, then prime minister, outside No 10 in June 1943
voicesA C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
News
Rowan Atkinson at the wheel of his McLaren F1 GTR sports car
people
News
The artist Grayson Perry in an example of his trademark headgear
people
Sport
football
News
Tangerine Dream Edgar Froese
people
News
Rob Lowe
peopleRob Lowe hits out at Obama's snub of Benjamin Netanyahu
News
Davies (let) says: 'Everybody thought we were having an affair. It was never true!'
people'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Arts and Entertainment
Over their 20 years, the band has built a community of dedicated followers the world over
music
News
Staff assemble outside the old City Road offices in London
mediaThe stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century at Britain's youngest paper
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Lisbon, Oporto and the Douro Valley
Lake Garda, Venice & Verona
Spain
Prices correct as of 23 January 2015
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us