Tom Franklin

Chair and Regional Party Liaison Officer and Regional Treasurer

Tom franklin

After a long period of not being involved in party politics I joined the Green Party in 2012, as it is the only party that is taking climate change seriously.

Since then I have discovered how many of its policies I like from advocating active transport (walking and cycling) pushing for better local public transport, fighting for better air quality so that we can all have clean air to breathe to the Citizen’s Income. I have also found it warm and friendly, and a great way to get to know York and its people when I moved here in 2015.

I am particularly concerned about the arms trade and the death and destruction that follows from that. I have twice been arrested for trying to prevent arms sales to countries like Saudi Arabia, Israel and Turkey. The first time I was acquitted on the grounds that I was trying to prevent war crimes and crimes against humanity. The second time I was acquitted for using the right to protest, but the Crown Prosecution Service is currently appealing the acquittal.

I am a father with two grown up children and live with my partner and her one-eyed cat in North York.

I am also treasurer of the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Green Party.

Green Peer informs the HoL that fossil fuel companies received more in subsidies than they paid in taxes.

You heard it here on twitter because the media don't think it's newsworthy! https://twitter.com/TomFranklin/status/1484454547191910400

Dear @RachelReevesMP

Retired headteacher and former Labour Party member, here. I’m afraid calling me an antisemite guarantees you’ll not be getting my vote again. Well done.

.@GreenJennyJones reminding the government of the huge subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. More than is taken in tax. Besides all their other hands they are a net drain on the treasury.
https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2022-01-20/debates/FBCF52DE-43E9-472D-8102-05A0D8C7CCF8/OilAndGasSubsidiesAndLicensing#contribution-577581E7-8745-4EA4-924F-2212A497D32B

Let this sink in—#Omicron many have peaked for adults… 📌but not for younger kids—#COVID19 still spiking 5-11 & not slowing yet in 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿—because 🇬🇧 hasn’t approved vaccines for kids 5-11 yet (except certain limited immunocompromised). This is horrible incompetency. ➡️Protect kids!

If ADHD is not a disorder, but a mismatch with a human environment, then suddenly it’s not a medical issue. It’s an issue for educational reform. 

https://www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.forbes.com/sites/alisonescalante/2020/08/11/researchers-doubt-that-certain-mental-disorders-are-disorders-at-all/amp/

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