Sunday, March 08, 2015

Debate between the Green Party and the Socialist Party

Monday, 9 March 2015 Venue: Unitarian Church, High StreetSwansea SA1 1NZ
Starts at 7.30pm.  Each candidate/speaker will have 10 minutes to present their case, followed by 30 minutes of questions from the audience, ending with a 5 minutes summing up from each of the speakers.


ajohnstone said...

The debate last night in Swansea with the Greens attracted 19 visitors and 9 members. Their candidate focused on a more robust tax system to provide the investment for the environment, welfare and community. A member mentioned they sounded like old labour.

Anonymous said...

do you have the video of the debate? is there any link where I can watch it? sorry if i'm late

ajohnstone said...

I'm not at all sure, TBH.

If there is it will eventually be posted. An extract from the SPGB's speakers notes is here

But i agree it would be advantageous to have both speakers contributions recorded so we could have made our own judgements on the worth of either's argument rather than a one-sided review, no matter how honest it tries to be.

This is a video of a debate between the party and Glenn Morris, an arctic explorer, on the environment. A friendly, comradely discussion of many shared positions which led to Glenn joining the SPGB.

And this is video of a later talk he gave to the Party

I hope those may give you a better insight into the the SPGB's eco-socialist credentials

ajohnstone said...

You may want to appraise yourself of Glenn's own credentials as an environmentalist