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This letter appeared in the Morning Star on 30th January 2017
You must apologise to Caroline Lucas for the ill informed and insulting accusation of opportunism in your editorial in the Morning Star Wednesday 24th January.
Your suggestion that she and Nicola Sturgeon have taken an anti democratic line by carrying on a political struggle against the Tory engendered Brexit, is an insult to them. Many of us will not give up because we have lost a vote on an important issueby a small percentage. Why do you use the emotive language of the right to suggest that a 52% vote indicates “the peoples will”, in a referendum that was brought about by the right of the Tory Party and the even further right UKIP. It’s a bit rich for the CP(B) with it’s so called democratic centralism and Stalinist history to be calling other lefts anti democratic.
Worse still, to suggest that Caroline Lucas is only interested in opportunistic short term electoral gains at the expense of Labour shows your ignorance of her decades long active support for the causes of the progressive left. She and the Green Party have at all times been willing to ally with Labour, Lib Dems, SNP, Plaid and even the odd conservative in order to gain for progressive policies, rather than having a tribal competition for votes.
The fact is that the Green Party emblem is of the world, indicating our design to join up with the people of the world in the struggles to improve their lot. The EU, for all it’s faults, is a move in that direction. This is why, contrary to the unachievable demand of the tiny and ineffectual CP(B) for a “Peoples Brexit”, the Green Party wants to be in the EU building close contacts and connections with progressives across twenty eight countries as a first step, rather than retreating into an isolated Little England and claiming to be part of some non existant world communist movement.
Burnage Green Party