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l AFTER reading your story "How to hug a Green - and get away with it" (5 March), I have just one question. If most forms of hugging are thought to be predatory and sexually threatening, why can't people in the Green Party just shake hands?

How to hug a Green and get away with it

IT'S A sideways action. An arm around the back or on the shoulder. There even might be a gentle squeeze.

BOOK REVIEW / Tawdry ending for a Green and epic life: 'The Life and Death of Petra Kelly' - Sara Parkin: Pandora, 15.99

SARA PARKIN once politely calls the Dalai Lama a liar. En route to Oslo to collect the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, the Dalai Lama slips into East Berlin with the flamboyant West German activist MP, Petra Kelly. The intense, beautiful, deeply neurotic Kelly - who until her murder two years ago was the world's most famous Green politician - was then at a high point of her career. It was she who arranged the Dalai Lama's surreptitious passage through Checkpoint Charlie to a candlelit ceremony with dissidents on what turned out to be the very day the East German Communist government fell.

Letter: Britain still needs its Green Party

Sir: Sara Parkin put nearly 20 years into the Green Party. I know, because I was there when she joined. Some of her criticisms ('Dear Green Party', 29 September) have a grain of truth, but, as she says, the question is what should the party - and Sara herself - be doing?

Greens bar Icke

THE Green Party's executive has decided to ban David Icke, the former BBC sports commentator and self-styled prophet who was one of the party's senior spokesmen before resigning in 1990, from speaking at its annual conference later this month, claiming he promoted 'fascist' views in a new book.

Letter: The virtues of being Green

I KNOW of no Green Party member in my area who thinks that the Regional Council's suspension of Jonathon Porritt was a good move, but Geraldine Bedell's crass generalisations about the party should not go unchallenged (28 August).

We need more shades of green: Jonathon Porritt is in disgrace with his party, but unrepentant: they are failing to grasp the new politics

THE 1992 general election was not a happy one for the Greens. The environment as an issue was off the boil and votes were as hard to win as ever. But there was one golden breakthrough: the election of Cynog Dafis as the Plaid Cymru/Green MP in Ceredigion and Pembroke North. It is indirectly because of that breakthrough that my membership of the Green Party has recently been suspended.

Porritt suspension splits Greens

INFIGHTING has broken out in the Green Party after its regional council suspended Jonathon Porritt, its best-known member, and repudiated the most effective political alliance the Greens have forged.

Locker-room tales drive away golf club officials

LYME REGIS golf club, serenely landscaped above a crumbling Dorset cliff, was trying yesterday to play down months of internecine squabbles leading to resignations, anonymous hate mail and the club captain having his locker filled with rubbish.

Limp Greens surge back in Germany: A party written off in 1990 may join Bonn's next coalition government, writes Steve Crawshaw in Wiesbaden

'ANYTHING over 5 per cent is OK. Over 7 per cent is good. Over 10 per cent - that's saugut'. The assessment came from Joschka Fischer, a leading member of the German Greens just before the European elections on Sunday. Saugut means 'pig- good', which means 'so good you can't find a word for it'. Saugut is what the German Greens have now achieved - even, Mr Fischer suggested yesterday, 'supersaugut'.

European Elections: Greens wind up on defiant note

THE Green Party yesterday wound up a campaign conducted out of the limelight with an appeal to voters to think how the growth-orientated polices of the main 'grey parties' had improved the quality of life.

The European Elections: Greens complain of 'neglect' by BBC: Party left out of phone-in programme

THE GREEN Party has lodged a formal protest against the BBC, claiming that the party has been marginalised in coverage of the European election campaign.

Porritt endorses Plaid Cymru

JONATHON Porritt, the former director of Friends of the Earth, faced calls for his resignation from the Green Party yesterday after he endorsed Plaid Cymru against an official Green candidate in Mid and West Wales.
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