Jailbreak PS4 Event

So today we have some unfortunate news, following our earlier gaming event that we put on in Camden last week. The remaining 4 PS4 consoles that we had left over were damaged and are currently illegal property Рwe therefore cannot use them in any subsequent events that we previously aimed to put on in London and throughout the United Kingdom this summer. It seems that somebody learned how to jailbreak PS4 consoles while they were at our event and as a result the Green party are not in a legal standing to be able to use these models. We have contacted Sony and asked them what their preference is for us to do in this situation and they have responded by allowing us to send them back in for new ones.

How to jailbreak PS4 consoles

Unfortunately this means that while we wait for new ones to be delivered to our head offices, we will be without them and completely unable to put on any other youth events relating to console gaming in the meantime. We are hoping that these deliveries will be coming in within the next two weeks and so we may, if we’re lucky, be able to get an event scheduled for around the middle of June – around a month from now. I think that we are probably going to have to monitor the usage of the consoles more closely from now on because we can’t risk this happening again – without potentially having to cease these events indefinitely. Fortunately with the ESL Pro League finals happening in London at the O2 Arena this weekend we will not require them as the majority of our staff will be there anyway.

Sony PS4

Aside from this, we are fortunate that Sony have also offered to send us a bonus console – completely free of charge because they appreciate that we recognised the issue, rectified it and contacted them so that we could resolve it in the best manner possible. The issue with having jailbroken PS4 consoles is that it enables players to use them and download any game that they want, breaking copyright laws and therefore rendering the consoles illegal at the moment of inception. It is difficult to actually fix these consoles once they have been modified as it involves downloading the original firmware of the PS4 and then reinstalling it – a dangerous process in itself because a slight mistake can render the PS4 completely unusable and therefore worthless, this was not a risk that we would ever consider taking giving the costs involved. We were also seriously concerned that an Xbox One jailbreak had also occurred, however these are notorious more difficult to do and are therefore far more unlikely to occur. Luckily for everybody involved we didn’t find that this was the case and were therefore able to keep the spare Xbox One consoles that we had for future events.

Please continue to check back to the Green Party’s youth blog posts and we will keep you notified of upcoming youth events in London and throughout the UK too.

Video Gaming Sessions

Today’s article is going to be writing about some video gaming sessions that we held with the Green Party of England and Wales’ youth group. We managed to get together a large number of 12 to 18 year olds, both boys and girls, for a large gaming competition held in North London. The event overall was a huge success and enabled us to have some very positive talks with the group regarding on going environmental crises that are facing our generation and future generations. The topics covered were pollution, fracking, oil drilling and general misuse of the environment – We first got everybody to choose a selection of games that they would like to play on with a survey sent out two weeks prior to the event. Following the results we purchased a selection of PS4 and Xbox One consoles for the group, they would ultimately be the prizes for the tournament. A wide range of different video gaming titles were chosen for each of the different consoles and everybody appeared to be very happy with the choices made – we all made sure to get involved too.

PS4 Games

The first tournament was FIFA 16 on the PS4, a total of 64 different players were involved in this first tournament – 49 boys and 15 girls. The tournament was a best of one elimination format, with the winner of each game passing through in to the successive round of the tournament. All in all this lasted for approximately 3 hours with the 4 different PS4 consoles that we had on site and Victor Bentor walked away with his PS4 as a prize. The second game was Counterstrike Global Offensive on the Xbox One, this is traditionally a PC based game and so it was difficult for the youths to actually get to grips with the controls using only a controller, however this didn’t stop them from having loads of fun on the popular title. This time there was over one hundred entries in our Camden offices and the teams were split using groups of 5. This enabled the different teams to practice their group and leadership skills. Unfortunately this event was not completed in the duration of the rest of the day, but we managed to get down to a list of 4 teams left for day number 2.

The following day everybody got back together after a good nights sleep and we saw the finals day play out, some excellent gaming fun was had and a few more talks were scheduled too. The finals would be played out in a best of three format, similar to what is seen in professional Counterstrike games today. These games went on for a total of 4 hours and Team Exit walked away with their prizes of an Xbox One console each. The event was so successful that by the end of it all, everybody was well up for more games late into the evening and we are already planning another event in the near future too.

Origins Of The Greens

So, today I’m going to be telling everybody who may find themselves reading this somewhat of a story about the Green Party of England and Wales. Essentially, we have a deep and well rooted history both domestically and internationally too. We began way back as the PEOPLE party back in 1973. Our original founders were situated in Coventry, UK but quickly diversified throughout the country and we eventually renamed the party as The Ecology Party back in 1975. From here it was 10 years to the day before we changed our title from the Ecology Party to The Green Party. From this date we were together and in full force for a further 4 years before the division of the Scottish Green Party from the main party. This is ultimately why we do not have Scotland in the Party name. The reasoning behind this change was because our Scottish politicians believed that they were better placed to make more radical changes being a segment within their countries’ political system too. Similarly, since Scotland have received their own parliamentary system this has benefited them massively too and it was ultimately the right decision at the time and still is today.

In the early years of our party between our inception as the Green Party in 1985 we spent many years and much effort on trying to capitalize on our substantial successes’ within the European elections. As a result of this we decided to create a group called the Green 2000 way back in 1990. This group was a subsidiary of members belonging to our party who argued that we should internally reorganize the structure of it so that we could actually try to win a more substantial margin of seats in the general and indeed local elections too. This group proposed a wide range of inter political party reforms, the focal point of these changes would indeed be an increasingly centralized structure of the party.

By the time it got to 1993 we saw the Green Party of England and Wales adopt a basis for renewal program, this period of time was wrought with policy changes and calls for reform. There was indeed widespread reform throughout these years to try to save the party from running out of money and ultimately from ceasing to exist. The fact that we are still active and are campaigning to this day illustrates that this was not the ultimate fate for the Greens, however it was a very turbulent time where there were high risks of failure. One thing that we have been battling with over the years is the fact that many people regard our party as a single issue party, this is something that still troubles us to this day but one day we hope to surpass this issue and build upon our rich and fruitful beginnings.

Green Party Functionality

So the interesting thing about our party is the fact that we traditionally didn’t have a defined leader of the party, instead we have used two principal speakers in the place of this singular role. However, way back in 2007, we changed all of this and moved towards the notion of having a centralized leadership of the party – rather than a male and female speaker. This motion was passed with ease, following many, many years of prior discussion. In actual fact, when the vote was initially put forward, there were rumors that the party was actually going to head towards voting against this proposal. In actuality however we saw quite the opposite. The motion was passed with over 70% of the vote going to way of utilizing one central speaker in place of two. After this vote was passed elections then began within the party to identify the best potential leader for the party – the first one that had ever been elected too. It took around a whole year for this process to evolve and perpetuate into a final decision.

Caroline Lucas

On the 8th of September 2008 we saw our first leader be crowned, Caroline Lucas was now the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales. Similarly, Adrian Ramsay was also elected as the deputy leader for the party too. When the party reformed, many were expecting the Green Party to lose their constituencies in Britain, however this was far from the truth. It appears that in actual fact they had one of the strongest election results in their history. Public opinion was at its highest for years regarding the party and many people were discussing the Green’s role within the UK democratic scene too. During the 2010 general election the Green Party returned their first member of parliament for the Brighton seat.

This seat remains the only seat that the Greens have held since this time. In order to win this seat, the Green party gained a total of 23 seats within the local election and was only a total of 5 short of a total majority too Рan amazing feat in itself. In the 2012 elections the Greens managed to gain some more seats and also retained their parliamentary members in the 2012 London Assembly election too. The one issue that they faced was in the London Mayoral election whereby Jenny Jones only managed to finish in third place, therefore losing her initial deposit. Since 2012 Jenny Jones and also Caroline Lucas have both stood down from the party and are no longer part of the leadership team anymore. In their place came Natalie Bennett and Will Duckworth too as leader and deputy. Further developments since 2012 have occurred, in the 2013 local elections the Greens had a particularly strong showing and they managed to gain a further 5 seats Рwith the party withholding all of their previous seats in parliament too.

Welcome To The Green Party

Welcome to the Green Party of England and Wales. We are a progressive left sided political party and are seeking to make the UK as green as possible. As of 2016 we have a membership extending well over 60,000 members and we are one of the fastest growing parties in the country too. Clearly it is going to be a relatively difficult task to imagine us becoming one of the largest parties in the country – however we are hoping to grow our membership considerably over the next few years in the lead up to the 2020 general election. Our party was established way back in 1990, we were only a minor player in the political scene back then, however we have seen substantial growth and received our first parliamentary seat in the 2015 general election. As you can imagine this is a huge step in the right direction for the Green party and we are already anticipating a further 5 seats in the following general election.

Green Party

Our main emphasis, as insinuated by the title of our party, is the environment and specifically environmentalism with political ecology as a secondary step. Many people believe us to be a single issue party, solely focused upon making the UK and indeed the world a cleaner, greener place. However this is as far from the truth as possible, we have a very diverse proposition plan for the country that is aimed at tackling a large proportion of issues currently faced by the British people. We have a very long history of communitarian economic policies that are pioneering concepts for Britain and many of our policies have never before been considered by the traditionally elected British political parties; The Conservatives, The Labour Party and The Liberal Democrats. We also have a very strong, positive tendency to support certain social policies too, these include drug reform, animal rights, various civil liberties and for LBGT people too.

We have always stood by the working class people and believe in providing people with a basic living income a high living wage and want people to become increasingly active in democratic participation too. As it stands there are various different types of green parties in the UK and indeed the world, the British variants include; Wales Green Party, Scottish Green Party and of course the Green Party of England and Wales too. In addition to these locally situated parties we also have The European Green Party and in a wider umbrella sense the Global Greens too. All of these parties act together in certain situations and policies are regularly transferred between them. Interestingly enough, despite only having one seat of 650 seats within the UK democratic system, we have 3 of 64 in the European Parliament – from the English and Welsh seats and 2 of 25 seats in London too. As you can see, we’ve been doing extremely great stuff both inside the UK and across the world too.