back to top
Politics

The Green Party’s New Advert Turns Politicians Into Little Children

The Greens gave BuzzFeed News an advance look at their new party political broadcast, which attacks David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn for being childish mainstream politicians.

Posted on

This is the new Green party political broadcast, and it is fantastically bizarre.

View this video on YouTube

youtube.com

The party gave BuzzFeed News an advance look at "The not so secret life of 5-year-old politicians", which will be broadcast on TV tonight ahead of May's local elections in England and Wales.

The advert criticises the mainstream politics of David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn by having a large number of small children run around a school arguing while dressed as Conservative and Labour politicians. That's because in this world of creepily accurate cabinet minister children it's only the Greens who offer a "true alternative to the establishment parties" and their "same childish Punch & Judy politics".

To start there's little Boris, pedalling across the playground and leaving chaos in his wake!

Green Party

This doesn't impress the other little Conservatives.

Little Michael Gove on the left is standing to attention, next to little George Osborne and little Theresa May. Meanwhile, little Zac Goldsmith appears to have turned into a proto-Johnny Borrell.
Green Party

Little Michael Gove on the left is standing to attention, next to little George Osborne and little Theresa May.

Meanwhile, little Zac Goldsmith appears to have turned into a proto-Johnny Borrell.

Over at the shadow cabinet, little Jeremy Corbyn is struggling to keep little Diane Abbott and little Tom Watson in line.

Green Party

Little Jeremy is very upset because someone's been writing nasty messages about him during shadow cabinet meetings: "Everybody's saying bad things about me and it has to stop."

This is in no way representative of what happens in actual shadow cabinet meetings.
Green Party

This is in no way representative of what happens in actual shadow cabinet meetings.

Little Liz Kendall insists she didn't do it but looks guilty as hell.

Green Party

Oh dear.

Green Party

Meanwhile, at Prime Minister's Questions in the school gym everyone's sitting awkwardly on the benches.

No one ever enjoyed sitting on those benches, did they?
Green party

No one ever enjoyed sitting on those benches, did they?

The little Tories shout at little Jeremy about looking a mess and how their mum would never let him go to school looking such a mess.

Little Nigel is hiding in the background, waiting for his breakout role.
Green Party

Little Nigel is hiding in the background, waiting for his breakout role.

Little Jeremy looks sad, again.

Green Party

Meanwhile, no one loves little Tim Farron.

"It was Nick's fault. He got really friendly with David and then David lied to him and he stitched him up."
Green Party

"It was Nick's fault. He got really friendly with David and then David lied to him and he stitched him up."

Back at Labour HQ little Sadiq Khan and little Tom Watson have discovered some Trident missiles and are really happy.

Green Party

Little Theresa May is chucking dolls out of the country.

Green Party

And little Zac Goldsmith is just screaming like a mad, rich megalomaniac.

Green Party

While little Jeremy Corbyn still just needs a hug.

A theme is developing.
Green Party

A theme is developing.

At the end of all of this, a woman from the Greens pops up to make a pitch for a different sort of "grownup politics".

"This political infighting isn't helping anyone," she says. "While the other parties throw around insults, we've been working hard for you. We're a party that believes in an economy that gives everyone their fair share."Instead, the party pledges to "stand up to protect our NHS and ensure that the quality of your health care is never determined by what’s in your wallet" and "do everything it can to empower people: redistributing influence so it’s no longer in the hands of the privileged few".The advert was made by Creature of London, which also produced last year's viral video portraying the leaders of the main political parties as a boy band, and will be shown for the first time tonight on ITV at 6.25pm.
Green Party

"This political infighting isn't helping anyone," she says. "While the other parties throw around insults, we've been working hard for you. We're a party that believes in an economy that gives everyone their fair share."

Instead, the party pledges to "stand up to protect our NHS and ensure that the quality of your health care is never determined by what’s in your wallet" and "do everything it can to empower people: redistributing influence so it’s no longer in the hands of the privileged few".

The advert was made by Creature of London, which also produced last year's viral video portraying the leaders of the main political parties as a boy band, and will be shown for the first time tonight on ITV at 6.25pm.

Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Jim Waterson at jim.waterson@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.