I suppose there is a lot of band-wagon jumping, but as they are supposed to represent the country and in general, people are wakiing up to greener lifestyles, joining the green band wagon has to be a good thing, as long as they do live up to their promises. I think it's about time our Government was bolder on green policies, like introducing a tax on carrier bags (or an outright ban). In Ireland, this has been very effective in cutting litter and cloth and canvas bags are very easily available now, or you can make your own. Most people would agree that this would be a good start, but I haven't heard any talk of it yet. The supermarkets seem to be out-greening each other at the moment, but I wonder how honest they are and how much has really changed to promote local produce and cut the food mile - not a lot if the selection of apples is anything to go by.
I suppose I would encourage band-wagon jumping because it gets people talking and although politicians may try to be sneaky, they don't get away with much from other parties or the media.