At the top of the foreign policy section of the Green Party’s manifesto, it claims that its MPs will “take the lead in upholding the right to self-determination and the enforcement of international law [and] continue to support Ukraine as it resists Russian invasion”. There are clearly limits to this support though, as the party’s Deputy Leader Zack Polanski’s social media feed suggests.

Polanski shared a video from George the Poet endorsing the Greens through the medium of poetry, in which the spoken-word artist asks: “Why is Zelensky still asking for money after Boris Johnson stopped the peace talks?” New polling shows that 47% of Green voters think Britain should help Ukraine until it defeats Russia, while 28% prefer the option of a negotiated peace. Is there a gap between the party leadership and its support base when it comes to Ukraine? Just don’t tell Boris Johnson