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Greens in Austria plan to form coalition govt with Conservatives. This shows the challenges thrown up by PR🤔A choice between blocking a far-right govt but accepting some nasty policies & agreeing #ClimateAction while sacrificing ideological purity [1/7] bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…
So, before defenders of FPTP jump up, let’s look at what Greens in govt means.
🚫Countering advances of the far-right
🇪🇺 Pro-European rather than anti-European (unlike last govt)
🌞Push to make Austria a pioneer on tackling the #ClimateEmergency [2/7]
Specifically on #ClimateChange
✅Introducing a ‘climate check’ on all legislation
✅Investment of €2bn into local/regional transport
✅€3/day annual Austria-wide public transport ticket
✅Switch entire power supply to renewables by 2030 & end oil and coal in heating [3/7]
And tax reforms to benefit people & planet
⬇️Reduce wage taxes
⬇️Federal railways to pay lower taxes for electricity
⬆️Flying to become more expensive
⬆️Taxation of CO2 emissions
😊Minimum wage for everyone
🧕40% women in public companies [4/7]
A positive influence in Europe
✅Strict social environmental & climate conditions for trade agreements
❌Rejection of #Mercosur trade deal with Amazon trashing Bolsonaro
🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️Commitment for all young Austrians to travel to Brussels to get to know EU Institutions [5/7]
On migration & asylum, Greens have managed to prevent the worst policies, but were unable to prevent stricter rules for asylum seekers or the prohibition of heads scarfs for girls up to 14 years of age 😨 [6/7]
Compare this with where we find ourselves in the UK following a FPTP election
😱A far right Brextremist govt, unaccountable & avoiding scrutiny
😖No coalition partner[s] to challenge their excesses or push for policies on social & environmental justice #MakeVotesMatter [7/7]
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