Who would have thought the Greens would be so rubbish with rubbish in Brighton?

Who would have thought the Greens would be so rubbish with rubbish in Brighton?
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On Thursday Natalie Bennett spoke during the BBC Challengers' Debate of the positive change Caroline Lucas has brought to British politics since she was elected as the MP for Brighton Pavilion.

However, word reaches Steerpike that not everyone in Lucas's constituency is so enamoured with the Green politician's work. Several Brighton residents have taken to Twitter to complain to Lucas along with the council's recycling and refuse service that their rubbish is not being collected on time:

— mel poluck (@melpoluck) April 13, 2015

@RecyclingRefuse why no recycling collection on friar road for last 3 weeks? Recycle bins bursting... @BrightonHoveCC @BHGreens

— Kieran Barnard (@kieranbarnard) April 14, 2015

@RecyclingRefuse just had the pointless street cleaning vehicle for its 6 monthly visit to our street. Box ticking exercise wasting money

— Chris Todd (@ecochris_todd) April 16, 2015

@RecyclingRefuse @heglat @huxley06 should be easy to work who should be issued a penalty notice. Use your powers!

— Steve Reeves (@ReevesTP) April 14, 2015

— GreenCycleSussex (@FreegleBrighton) April 13, 2015

bins on upper north street are out of control this morning @RecyclingRefuse

— Holly Wallis-Copley (@HollyJWC) April 13, 2015

— Mark Laverick (@marklaverick) April 10, 2015

@RecyclingRefuse Hello St. James street BN2 1RF this rubbish from Bono Foodle shop We have a same problem for ages...

— erdem erdo (@erdemerdo) April 8, 2015

— Jason Bradshaw (@JBradshawLLB) April 7, 2015

Morning @RecyclingRefuse - the detritus from lazy residents at Circus St recycling bins BN2 9QF

— GreenCycleSussex (@FreegleBrighton) April 7, 2015

The trouble even stretches to the coast:

And the parks:

Only 1 bin @ Preston park playground. Shame on you @BrightonHoveCC pls retweet @brightonargus

— Rachel Reeve (@mermaid2069) April 9, 2015

The issues come after Brighton's infamous bin strike in 2013, which saw residential streets filled with rubbish as refuse workers went on strike over plans to cut their salaries.

So much for a brighter, fairer future.

Written bySteerpike

Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to

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