13 May 2017
Rob Ballantyne is the Kenilworth and Southam Green Party candidate for the General Election on 8 June 2017.
“For me what really makes the Green Party stand out from the other parties is that it is the only party that is prepared to stand up against global capitalism, and explode the myth of perpetual economic growth which is not only impossible in a finite world, but results in environmental destruction and ever-increasing inequality.
“It’s no good saying that the economy has to come first and the environment will have to wait. If we don’t have a decent environment, we don’t have anything. We have to realise that we are totally reliant on nature for our survival, rather than think that we can be its master. I don’t want my children to grow up in an impoverished world where the only animals are the ones we keep on farms or in zoos, and where only the few at the top prosper, while the rest are left to struggle.
“We need real change and not more of the same failed policies of the traditional Westminster parties. We need to protect the environment, public services and the rights of ordinary working people against the greed of multi-nationals, and that’s why I’m standing for the Greens.”
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