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Dec
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Saturday 24th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

A CHRISTMAS video put out by the Greens yesterday conveyed the short and sweet message — 2016 has been shit, make 2017 a year of hope.

The party said that the year hasn’t gone its way, with billionaire Donald Trump elected US president, Britain voting to leave the European Union and the worst refugee crisis since World War II.

But the message also cites the stories of hope through the turmoil.

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

Mr Bartley said: “Let’s be honest 2016 has been shit. Refugees drowning. The far-right rising. The EU referendum campaign. Trump. And the hottest year on record.”

But the pair said: “For every racist headline — there’s someone opening their door to a refugee.

“For every attack on our environment there are people who are fighting for clean air, clean water and clean energy.

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




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