Sign the petition here to the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky to demand that Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett is included in the leaders' debates in the 2015 election.UPDATE: On 29th October the BBC rejected the Green Party's the demand to be included in the tv debates, proving once and for all how besotted the British Bread and Circuses corporation are with far-right UKIP, which it continually covers, how anti-Left and how undemocratic the institution has become (Read more on the petition here). The Recusant thinks that if the BBC does not include the Green Party in next year's leadership debate, those of us who believe in full democratically representative hustings should all refuse to pay our licence fees until it rectifies this woeful bias towards the four pro-usterity parties!
Modern English polite society...
seems to me as corrupt as consciousness of culture and absence of honesty can make it. A canting, lie-loving, fact-hating, scribbling, chattering, wealth-hunting, pleasure-hunting, celebrity-hunting mob George Bernard Shaw An Unsocial Socialist (1883)
The want of poetical power is the impelling force in the case of most versifiers. They would fain be poets, and imagine that the best way is to try to write poetry and to publish what they write. They will never see their mistake. Equus asinus still believes that the possession of an organ of noise is sufficient, with a little practice, to enable him to sing like a nightingale. John Davidson (1857 – 1909)