Here’s what the Greens are calling for:
The Green party has written to the leaders of Labour, the Lib Dems and Plaid Cymru to propose an anti-Brexit alliance to oppose the Conservatives in any snap general election.
The letter argues that centre-left parties clubbing together to avoid challenging each other in certain constituencies is the best way to counter the iniquities of the first-past-the-post electoral system, which allowed the current government to be voted in by 24% of the electorate. [The Guardian]
Of course, one problem with considering a deal involving Labour is the huge uncertainty over what sort of Labour party, or even parties, there will be at the general election.
But more generally, there are many issues on which Labour, Greens and Lib Dems disagree and they are not minor matters. Cross party cooperation has many roles, but electoral deals require too much uniformity for that diversity – and always risk being hugely counter-productive in an environment where so many people are angry at ‘the politicians’ telling them what to do.
What do you think?