It's not been a great new year for the Greens. From the north of Britain to the south, two examples in the past week haven't exactly shown the party at its best. First, the Scottish Sun revealed that Lorna Slater, the co-leader north of the border, told aides she didn't want to work every day of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow – despite billing it 'the last chance to save the world.' Slater, who has now been dubbed 'Lorna Slacker,' told government officials she didn't want them to arrange more than 'two things in one day', before being snapped on the first day of COP drinking in a pub at 5 p.m.
And now, 430 miles south of Edinburgh, another incident emerges down on the south coast. For the Brighton Greens – last seen being embroiled in yet another refuse strike – have chosen a new high-profile council candidate, experienced in ways of campaigning.