22 December 2018
2018 has been quite a tumultuous year in the world of UK politics, especially the last few weeks! When the country seems entirely devoid of leadership and the most important issue of the day is who called whom 'stupid' it is easy to get disheartened. I woke this morning to read a disappointing article in the Guardian where JC remains steadfastly committed to Brexit in the event of Labour winning a general election. Time and time again, I see that people across the UK are waking up to the fact that Brexit will fail to deliver much beyond misery and poverty - especially for the most vulnerable in our society. Support of Brexit by a left-wing party is indefensible and a People's Vote is the only way out of this omnishambles.
However saddened and frustrated I am by our situation, it also strengthens my resolve. The Green Party is the only party that has consistently campaigned for a People's Vote and that has strong and clear policies on environmental and social justice - measures which are so desperately needed to secure a better future for our children.
If you feel the same and want to make a difference I hope you will be able to join me at one of the Chiltern Green Party meetings or socials next year. Together, we can work to build a stronger party, to create effective opposition and ultimately elect Greens locally and nationally to make the change so desperately needed. You will never be forced to take on more than you can handle and, believe me, empowering yourself to take action and work with like-minded people is such a remedy for these dark and difficult times.
Chiltern Green Party Social - Marlow
Thursday 24th January, 7.30pm
Upstairs in the Two Brewers Pub
St Peter St, Marlow SL7 1NQ
A chance to meet your local Greens, find out what we're like and tell us about your concerns. We'd love to see you there!
Chiltern Green Party Action Meeting - Chesham
Monday 28th January - 7.30pm
The Council Chamber - Chesham Town Hall
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1DS.
A working meeting to devise Green Party actions and development plans for the Chesham & Amersham area after our Social Event in December. All are welcome.
We will have more dates and meetings in the pipeline, offering a variety of ways for you to get involved with the party, including a selection meeting for our Parliamentary Candidates in the event of a Snap General Election and social events in High Wycombe and Beaconsfield and action meetings across the area.
All that remains for me now is to wish you a most joyful and nourishing season of celebrations over this holiday period. May you find time to connect with yourself, your loved ones and nature over the next few weeks. Thank you so much for your support in 2018.
Wishing you a green, happy and prosperous new year.
Zoe Hatch (CGP Co-ordinator) & the Chiltern Green Party team
p.s. if you would like to take more of an active role in your local Green Party you would be very welcome and are always much needed. Please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
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