lupercal Posted November 28, 2010 Report Share Posted November 28, 2010 Hi I woke up today to find that the green party has been elected locally in my village. This is I think a response to the right-wing government making cuts and the recently ousted left wing government being in the pocket of property developers and putting high rises on vineyards. Politicians here are immune to prosecution so tend to get a little carried away when in office and dealing with money and contracts. The green party seem different, they are all nearly from the village, The main thrust of their green program seems to be providing for children and stopping property development. Im not sure how its going to be paid for though. Having got permission to build my place, this is something I support strongly. I'm aware its a bit hypocritical. I'm wondering if any other expats have worked with the green parties in their areas. What was the reaction towards transition town and locally produced food initiatives. It seems something that is popular in the UK but here people are very impressed with Tesco. Who to be honest have a fantastic business selling goods at UK prices to people who earn 1/3 the wage but previously had to pay much more. Is it better to let them do there stuff and stick to helping family and friends. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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