Friday, June 18, 2004

Brighton may elect first Green MP

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Brighton may elect first Green MP: "The air in Brighton's north lanes fills with the scent of incense and the sound of a didgeridoo player. Sun drenches the quaint maze of streets where shops jostle to sell 'oxygen sessions' and Thai massage; herbal tinctures and lotions; vegan burgers, semi-precious gems, fair-trade goods and 'recycled' clothes. "

Hmm - this is not the Brighton I know. All the same, the Guardian writes about the fact that this 'environmentally-aware Utopia' may be the place where Britain elects its first ever Green MP.

In Brighton, "They were the party that ensured the local council blocked the fluoridisation of water; led the suc cessful opposition to a carpark on the South Downs; ensured a school for autistic children did not close; and were the only party to oppose a £1bn PFI contract for an incinerator that will burn 250,000 tonnes of waste a year".

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