Politics

The Transition approach is to avoid politics — the transition movement will work with any party that wants to address the bigger issues we face and move towards the changes we need.

My personal approach is based on the age-old wisdom passed down to me by my father. Apparently the word “politics” itself comes from the ancient greek word ‘poli’ meaning many, and ‘ticks’ meaning blood sucking parasites.

But the reality is that we have a vote to cast on Thursday, and we can use it to influence the future direction of this country.

We cannot choose who ends up in Number 10. But we can influence who is the MP for South West Surrey. And because we live in a marginal constituency, our vote can make a difference.

So who should Transition vote for?

All the parties have green policies in their manifestos, so the answer to me is not “which party” to vote for, but how to get them to work together to do the right thing.

To me that means we want a ‘hung’ parliament (or as the Sun might say, a well-hung parliament). This website http://www.voteforachange.co.uk/ agrees.

It argues that a ‘hung’ parliament is a Reforming parliament, because no one party has the absolute power to bulldoze all the others. So they have to Talk to each other. And that means they come to  decisions that are best for all of us, not just best for one minority group.

It worked during the Second World War.

Visit http://www.voteforachange.co.uk/ and decide for yourself.

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