This poster is at the corner of Botanic Avenue and Cameron Street. Claire is Green Party candidate for South Belfast.
I first voted for Claire Bailey in 2006. She was standing as Mature Students Officer for the Students Union at Queens University. She won.
She was one of the few QUB students who actually spoke to me.
Claire is now Deputy Leader of the Greens. I preferred the Greens when they were a pressure group. They seemed harmless enough. But there is a hardness to them now and they are not just about saving the Whales and knitting their own vegetables and growing their own sandals.
There isa faux designer socialism about them. They would rather be “right on” than “right”. But a luxury the working class cant afford.