By Matt Hawkins
As a Green party supporter it can sometimes be frustrating to witness the way the press (often even the left-leaning section) write us out of political discussions. When lamenting the impasse from the major political parties on issues such the support for welfare or opposition to the rampant march of privatisation, the Green party rarely seems to warrant a mention – despite the fact that these policy areas are now deeply embedded in the party’s psyche.
Even the debate, sparked by Russell Brand's rallying cry on Newsnight, as to where we can look for a political alternative to the three mainstream parties has rarely included a mention of what the Green party has to offer.
Green coverage in mainstream media is often reliant on long exposés where the party takes on the form of an exotic animal. Brought out to be shown off to the curious crowds, the party is swiftly returned to its cage to await another outing, too ethereal and wild for day-to-day discussion
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