Why did you decide to join Green Left?
How is the Green surge playing out in Norwich?
The Labour candidate would like to be in a party that opposes TTIP, Trident and austerity. But he isn’t, he's in the Labour Party, as their 6th target candidate. Labour can reasonably expect considerable loyalty in return for the many kitchen sinks thrown at getting him elected. When Owen Jones came to speak at his invitation, Owen gave his vision for a better society. It could have come from our manifesto. I pointed this out, and asked what confidence he had in Labour implementing any of our polices. All the other quesions of that night were along the lines of ‘why aren’t you a Green then?'
How are the cuts to local authority budgets affecting Norwich and Norfolk?
What are the main issues that you will campaign on?
All the hard won gains for people and planet are threatened by Ttip. I don't believe investors deserve special privileges and I want it stopped. The Alternative Trade Mandate proposes a different framework that puts the common good first and shows that there is a better alternative.
Globally I want to work for a nuclear weapons convention.
Norwich South is one of the Green party’s top three target constituencies. How do you rate your chances – and the Green party more broadly in England ?
There appears to be new Left emerging in Europe, as a reaction to governments’ austerity policies, Syriza in Greece and Podemos in Spain at the forefront. Can the Green party here in the UK be part of this trend?
I know that you have been campaigning against EU/US trade deal TTIP, what are your fears about this treaty?
If elected to Parliament, would you vote for a Labour austerity budget?