here is a cautionary tale for our greens…..looking forward a few years…
the greens in germany have been locked in with the social democrats….who are now facing the wrath/ire of germans very unhappy with high unemployment/stagnent economy etc etc..
and as the social democrats look to be thrown out of office..so will germanys’ greens..they are sharing the in the approbrium due their larger coalition partner….
now the odds of labour getting tossed out the election after this one are high…and our greens could well go with them ..in that sea-change..
(disclaimer:..i am one of those greens who would rather see the party do well this time out..and then spend the term operating as a fully functioning opposition party….they haven’t done that yet..and i see this as a vital step in the longterm growth/health/electoral success of our greens..
i have great fears that yoking the party so close to the fortunes of the labour party is a longterm mistake..punishable by what is now happening to germanys’ greens..)
go to source/story>>Independent Online Edition > Europe : app6