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  1. 29 Nov '09 13:54
    was the excuse a member of the green party in england said was the reason why they weren't as popular (or hadn't picked up as many parliament seats) as they thought they should have by now.

    should a state really be part funding it's opposition?
    do they in other countries?
  2. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    29 Nov '09 14:21
    Originally posted by trev33
    was the excuse a member of the green party in england said was the reason why they weren't as popular (or hadn't picked up as many parliament seats) as they thought they should have by now.

    should a state really be part funding it's opposition?
    do they in other countries?
    In Australia the govt (taxpayers) offer funding to all political parties based on the number of primary votes they got at the last election. The Greens have done very well here under that system.
  3. 29 Nov '09 14:37
    The reason the Green Party in the UK has not done very well is because the UK has a two-party system. This is so obvious that it's bizarre the Green Party itself doesn't realize this.
  4. 29 Nov '09 16:05
    Originally posted by trev33
    was the excuse a member of the green party in england said was the reason why they weren't as popular (or hadn't picked up as many parliament seats) as they thought they should have by now.

    should a state really be part funding it's opposition?
    do they in other countries?
    of course they should, after all, the government has an unlimited source of money!