Thursday, June 16, 2016


Tooting, London, England

It doesn't matter where you live in the world ... the major parties have failed us.

And if we continue to vote in our customary conservative or labour manner, or that customary conservative or labour manner of our parents and grandparents we are set to continue to fail.

By continuing to vote for the current array of politicians we continue our onslaught on the environment and our people. We cannot expect a change of vision and or leaderhsip with likes of David Cameron or George Osborne or Jeremy Corbyn or Tom Watson or in my part of the world with the likes of Malcolm Turnbull or Scott Morrison or Bill Shorten or Tanya Plibersek ... and if we don't change the mould we will keep getting yet another tranche of democratically elected representatives who yet again come in on our coat-tails only to become the pathetic and destructive cheer leaders for the big corporates (primarily the fossil fuel ones) that we're all too familiar with.

 We have our children to think of now, and our children's children and everybody else's children and their children's children,

Enter centre stage, the most enchanting political candidate, Esther Obiri-Darko, the green candidate for Wandsorth in today's upcoming by-election.

Esther is a tangible hope for the future.

Here is a woman who refuses to be muffled on matters important to her electorate; here is a woman who speaks up for the people of Wandsworth on the issues that really concern them such as the dire levels of air pollution, the planned attack on women's services, and the need to ensure that renting your home is secure and affordable.

I had the good fortune to be in London last weekend when Esther and her dedicated campaign team took to the streets of Tooting to set up the 'cuppa and chat with Esther on the sofa'.

Nat, Esther, Sian, Nick and Di

Completely undeterred by rain, it wasn't long before Esther's wonderful team had furnished a 'Welcome Tent' with trimmings second to none!

And you would have to admit, there's nothing quite like joining someone warm and friendly for a quick cuppa and a chat, not to mention a delicious Anzac biscuit in this instance made by the fabulous Di (my Australian-living-in-England-chum,) when you have things that really concern you and you want want to be listened to.

Meeting Esther and her team I couldn't fail but appreciate that the genie is well and truly out of the bottle now, and that the tightly controlled and managed way that politicians to date have manipulated our lives is no longer applicable in today's world.

There's a new type of politician to choose from ... and I've seen the future ...

... it's Esther.

 Esther has our future covered; Esther has our children's futures covered.

Vote for our children ... VOTE GREEN

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