Green Party Christmas message: 2016 has been horrible – make 2017 a year of hope

25 December 2016

The Green Party has released a Christmas message reflecting on the year of Brexit, Trump, record breaking global temperatures and an escalating refugee crisis.

But the message also cites the stories of hope which have emerged through the turmoil.

In the video, which was released today, co-leaders Jonathan Bartley and Caroline Lucas promise to keep fighting for the change that is already here – “if you know where to look”.

In the message, Jonathan said:

“Refugees drowning. The far-right rising. The EU referendum campaign. Trump. And the hottest year on record.”

Jonathan and Caroline said:

“For every cut to our health service there are doctors, nurses and patients joining together to defend our most precious institution.”

Although 2016 has been tough, Jonathan and Caroline promised to continue to build on centuries of radical tradition.

Jonathan said:

“So this is our message to you at the end of 2016: Nobody owns the future. Not Donald Trump. Not Nigel Farage. Not Theresa May.

“We have to fight for the future we want to see a future based on fairness, on equality, on hope.”

ENDS.

To watch the full video click here.