THE GREEN PARTY MANIFESTO: A NO INNOVATION DEAL

I couldn’t help but publish a similar text analysis and cloud of the Green Party’s Manifesto launched today titled (and clearly in competition with the Lib Dems) ‘Fair is worth Fighting For’. The New Green Deal apparently represents harmony for the future. But a quick analysis shows that in 18,867 words the following are not regarded as critical to that future:

  • ‘Innovation’ is not mentioned once;
  • ‘Research & Development’ is never mentioned; ‘research’ as in animal research or environmental protection or sustainable development is mentioned four times;
  • ‘Productivity’ is not mentioned at all, ‘productive’ once, while ‘counterproductive’ is mentioned three times; and,
  • ‘Recession’ is mentioned twice.

Never mind the future where there will be no innovation, no R&D, no productivity, the present recession is hardly recognised. The Green Deal vision is the best articulation of today’s culture of limits which every other political party has copied and make core to their Manifestos. Never mind innovation, or growth, or increasing productivity, the future is ‘local’ – mentioned 74 times. Parochial low expectations ‘fairly’ distributed.

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