Praise For A Green Party Mayor?

I must be coming down with a temperature!

The Green Party’s Pete West, who was last night sworn in as the new mayor of Brighton and Hove, said he will not fundraise for three charities during his year as is tradition.

He has instead picked 27 organisations, including four national organisations, who will have permission to use the mayor’s crest.

So the pot will be split between more organisations. Who could object?

Well… the vested interests used to having it all their own way, of course!

The decision has been questioned by charity bosses and officials, including the outgoing mayor Lynda Hyde, with fears the new approach will not generate as much money for good causes. Terry Ayres, from The Sussex Heart Charity, which is among the 27, said: “There is a kudos to being one of the mayor’s charities and it waters it down if there’s 27 of them.

“It’s more important to us to raise money for heart patients and I’m not convinced this approach will help us do that.”

How very selfish, and, dare I say it, uncharitable!

6 comments for “Praise For A Green Party Mayor?

  1. Lord T
    June 3, 2016 at 11:24 am

    This is what you get when you feel entitled.

    Sadly it is human nature to be selfish. Everyone is imo, except for myself of course. 😉

    • June 5, 2016 at 7:36 am

      Of course!

  2. Happy Bunny
    June 3, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    They can do as they wish in Brighton. I am just thankful I do not live there and have to watch them ferreting around for self-pleasures. Nor do I feel the slightest bit inclined to vote for the Greeds. Ever.

  3. June 3, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    The Green Party’s candidate, Sian Berry, won the largest number of second preference votes in the  London Mayoral  elections, in a “standout” result for the party. 

    • Mudplugger
      June 3, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      Er… that means most people wanted someone else to be mayor, anyone else. Hardly a positive result, some would say, but keep spinning it.

      • June 5, 2016 at 7:36 am

        Yes, more of a ‘None of the other idiots, thanks!’ vote than anything else…

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