Labour’s election coffers have received a welcome boost in the form of a quarter million pound donation from green energy company Ecotricity, LabourList reports.
The founder of the company, Dale Vince, slammed the approach of David Cameron’s Government towards environmental policies, and said he felt “compelled to act”.
The company say they back “Green Labour” and feel that green policies are vital to ensuring that the UK regains its “energy independence”, rather than relying on energy from other oil-rich countries.
The move makes Ecotricity, who are a windfarm energy company, one of Labour’s biggest donors. Ecotricity have never donated to Labour before, but have given money to the Green Party, including towards Caroline Lucas’ re-election campaign in Brighton Pavilion.
This is a major boost to Labour’s green credentials – and a blow for the Conservatives, whose 2010 campaign partly relied on spurious claim that they were eco-friendly. It seems we all know better now!
Even more telling is the fact that this company has previously donated to the Green Party. What does this move say about their credentials?
Perhaps Ecotricity is just fed up with Green attempts to run Labour down using lies and misinterpretations.
Is it time to make peace and fight the real enemy of the environment – the Conservative Party?
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