Bernice Golberg, Croydon Central, Green party
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what do you think is the most important issue in this election?
The need for a return to a government that is responsive to people's needs
- individually, nationally, internationally and globally, especially with regard
to climate change.
why did you make the decision to stand in this constituency and for this
party (as an independent)?
My personal values match those of the Green Party and I have lived in this
constituency since 1978. There are a lot of Green voters here, so I am giving
them a chance to vote for policies they believe in.
what kind of vote are you expecting on May 5th?
A principled vote
aside from the vote what are you hoping to get out of this campaign?
A chance to raise the party profile locally and meet and talk to so many
in your view what is the greatest threat to our civil liberties at the moment?
Imprisonment without trial
Blair has taken us to war three times since coming to power (not including
the occasional ad hoc bombing raid) in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Can war ever be justified?
I believe we should support conflict resolution and peace keeping as part
of multi-national efforts e.g. under the auspices of the UN or OSCE. Individual
countries declaring war on other individual countries can never be justified.
There is very little left to privatise in this country, if you had your
way what would be brought into public hands?
Railways, transport systems and stopping involvement in PFI arrangeeemnts which
are just privatisation by the back door.
Some environmental campaigners have started talking about nuclear power as
a way to bring down CO2 emissions - what do you think of this?
Better to go for renewables such as wind, wave, solar and biomass.
Asylum and immigration will be central issues in this election. What
action on this issue would you like to see the next government push
Acting to prevent further humanitarian disasters (and not getting involved
in wars) that result in the need for people to seek asylum.
What question do you wish was on this list but doesn't appear?
How great is the need for proportional representation in general
Answer - VERY