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Rob White, Reading East, Green Party

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 what do you think is the most important issue in  this election?

Climate change is the most important issue of this election. It is both a social justice and an environmental issue. As Sir David King, the government's chief scientific adviser, it's more important than the "war on terror".

 why did you make the decision to stand in this  constituency and for this   party (as an independent)?

I live in Reading East so I am standing here. I've been a member of the Green Party for over a year now and I continue to be impressed with the way environmental sustainability and social justice are combined within Green policy.

 what kind of vote are you expecting on May 5th?

I'm expecting an improvement 2001, we should save our deposit.

With climate change, peace and public services becoming increasingly important to more and more people, the Green Party is the natural place for them to vote.

 aside from the vote what are you hoping to get out  of this campaign?

I'm hoping to raise awareness of the Green Party and what we stand for, I'm hoping to get people interested in Green issues, and I hoping learn lots about Reading and it's people.

 in your view what is the greatest threat to our civil liberties at the moment?

The government's action on terrorism is the greatest threat to our civil liberties.

 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?

As a pacifist I would say that war can never be justified - violence only breeds more violence.

 There is very little left to privatise in this country, if you had your way  what would be brought into public hands?

I would bring railways back into public hands, reverse tuition fees and top up fees and return the health service to it's founding principle of equal access to services free at the point of need.

 Some environmental campaigners have started talking about nuclear power as a way to bring down CO2 emissions - what do you think  of this?

If nuclear is the answer then we're asking the wrong question. Nuclear is unsustainable, dangerous, and unnecessary

 Asylum and immigration will be central issues in this election. What action on this issue would you like to see the next government push through?

I would like to see the next government moving to reduce the causes of immigration and asylum by reforming our unfair trade system, by abolishing the arms trade, by cancelling unavailable debts and by providing the UN's target of 0.7% GDP in foreign aid as a minimum.

 What question do you wish was on this list but doesn't appear?





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