No we don't. They can make a useful contribution in the right place but what we really want is to cut consumption of energy by investment in insulation, low energy product design, and better home and office construction.
2. We would wreck the economy
No we won't. We want to get the economy back into balance. Nothing significant has yet been done to remove the extreme volatility that gave us the banking crisis and then pushed the cost on the wage earners, the welfare state and taxpayers. We want an end to austerity politics which imposes wage cuts which then result in lower tax revenues and the need for even more austerity. We want investment in technology to re-focus the economy on sustainable ways of meeting our needs .
3. We want the Queen to live in a council house
No we don't. We do want people in this country to be judged on their merits and we don't believe one child is better than another simply by virtue of birth.
4. We are in favour of drugs
No we are not. We believe the best way to stamp out drug deaths and to cut drug crime is to make the supply legal. This would enable it to be properly controlled and would stop providing criminal gangs with billions of pounds of income each year. We want to use some of the income from this to make drug treatment centres more widely available to reduce use.
5. We want to abolish the defence forces.
No we don't. We just believe you should think long and hard before going to war, particularly in someone else's country. We therefore opposed the Iraq and the Afghanistan wars at a time when this was very unpopular. We also oppose Trident. It is a huge waste of money, unsuitable to modern warfare and will make us more vulnerable not less.
6. We want to flood the country with immigrants
No we don't. We recognise the importance of sustainability but immigration is not the source of this country's problems and most immigrants contribute a lot more in taxes than they ever get back in benefits
7. Green policies will put up costs.
No they won't. Not if you properly distinguish between short term costs and long term costs. We have reached the limits of what we can safely do to the environment without mounting costs. Failure to accept limits on what we do now will result in much higher costs later on in flood damage, food shortages and increased power costs..
8. We want to nationalise everything
No we don't. There are parts of the economy which only make sense when run as a public service. Privatising the NHS or the welfare system only adds to the cost as we have clearly seen with Private Finance Initiatives. The railways are also much better in public hands. There is no point pretending they can benefit from competition when there is only one line you can travel on. However, private enterprise is very good at innovation and responding to the free market. We thoroughly support responsible private enterprise and are particularly enthusiastic supporters of small local businesses.
9. We will raise taxes on everything.
No we won't. We will insist on companies and individuals paying taxes and we will re-orientate taxes. In a world where footballers and bankers can earn more than they can usefully spend whilst many of their employees don't even get the living wage we believe there is a lot to be said for asking the very rich to pay higher taxes and redistributing some of that income to those who need it most.
10. We support ISIS
No we don't. We believe in free speech. For Charlie Hebdo. For Danish cartoonists. And also, importantly, for our enemies, including extremists of all varieties. Until they advocate violence. That is a crime that we are utterly opposed to.
The Green Party aren't just the same as the others. We are a bunch of ordinary people who believe that if you want to change anything then you need to organise and act. We are not interested in being given Ministerial cars and won't join a coalition. We are interested in putting an end to austerity before even more damage is done to the economy, the environment and the welfare state.